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Study Suggests Stair Climbing Offers Cardiovascular, Muscular Benefits for Heart Patients

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A new study has found that stair climbing provides significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits for heart patients.
The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise'.

A team of McMaster University researchers who studied heart patients found that stair-climbing routines, whether vigorous or moderate, provide significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits.
The findings addressed the most frequently cited barriers to exercise: time, equipment, and access to gym facilities.

"Brief, vigorous stair-climbing and traditional moderate-intensity exercise both changed fitness, which is a key predictor of mortality after a cardiac ...