10 Step Aerobics To Boost Your Cardio And Neuro Health

Step aerobics is great for your cardiovascular health and weight loss treatment. And the good thing is that you can easily do step aerobics at home without requiring any weight or resistance bands. Also, they are easy to learn and practice.

Advantages of step aerobics:

• Improve body composition
• Boost mobility
• Strengthen neuromuscular functions of the legs
• Increases oxygen uptake
• Improves sleep quality especially post menopause
• Reduce anxiety and depression
• Help maintain balance
• Burn calories
• Tones muscles
• Increases flexibility

Here’re 10 step aerobics exercises you can practice at home and get all the benefits of these activities. The only thing you need for these exercises is a step box.

  1. Basic Right And Left
Basic Right And Left

Steps:

• Stand in front of a step box at a foot’s distance to start

• Now step on the box with your right foot followed by left and come back in the same manner and do 10 reps with each foot

• For convenience, you can keep your hands on your waist or keep them free. Also, you can choose to step up and down on music beats

  1. V Step
V Step

Steps:

• Stand before a step box with your feet wider than your shoulder width to start

• Step your right foot on the box diagonally and then the left foot and come back in the same manner

• Do 10 reps alternating with each foot

  1. A-Step
A-Step

Steps:

• Stand before a step box but keep the step box to your right side

• Step on the box with your right foot and then with left

• Come down with right foot followed by the left foot

• Change the step box position from right to left

• Step on the box with your left foot followed by the right foot and then come back in a similar manner

• Do this 15 times with each foot

  1. Tap Up
Tap Up

Steps:

• Stand before a step box and step on the left side of the box with your right foot

• Now tap on the box with your left foot and then come back with left foot followed by the right foot

• Step on the right side of the box with your left foot and tap on the box with your right foot

• Come back with the right foot followed by the left foot

• Do it 10 times with each foot

  1. Turnstep Move
Turnstep Move

Steps:

• Stand before a step box and step on the box with your right foot first

• Take your left foot on the box but keep your feet a little wider than your shoulder-width

• Now take your right foot behind the left foot and turn back slightly and carefully

• Now step down with the left foot for a second and quickly jump on the box

• Come down to the first position and repeat the process with your left foot

• Step on the box with your left foot and then with the right foot while keeping the feet wider than your shoulder-width

• Take your right foot behind the left, turn to your right, and take your right foot on the floor for a while and again place it on the box

• Do 10 reps with each foot

  1. T Step
T Step

Steps:

• Stand behind a step box and step on the box with your right foot followed by the left foot

• Now step out of the box first with the right foot and then with the left foot but place your right foot to the right and left to the left side

• Again, come on the step box with your right foot first and left foot second

• Get back to the starting position and start with the left foot

• Do 15 times with each foot

  1. Across The Top
Across The Top

Steps:

• Place the step box to your right and step on the box with your right foot first and get down from the box to the far right

• Now the box is on your left side and you need to step on the box with your left foot first and get down of the box towards the far left

• Do this 20 times with each foot

  1. Charleston
Charleston

Steps:

• Stand before a step box and place your left foot firmly on the box. Make sure your left foot remains in front of your left foot

• Now raise your right leg, lean a little bit carefully, and kick with your right leg

• Come down to the first position and repeat the exercise with your right foot

• Do it 10 times with each foot

  1. Grapevine
Grapevine

Steps:

• Stand with your feet closed

• Take a step towards your right with your right foot

• Bring your left behind the right foot

• Take your right foot beside the left foot

• Now do the exercise with your left foot

• Take the left foot towards the left side, bring the right foot behind the left foot, and then place the left foot beside the right foot

• Do this 20 times with each foot

  1. Repeater
Repeater

Steps:

• Stand before a step box and place your left foot diagonally on the box

• Raise your left leg and bend the right knee to give a kick but don’t crunch

• Kick up with the right leg and place it on the floor followed by the left foot

• Now place your right leg on the step box and raise the left leg to give a kick

• Repeat the exercise with your left foot on the step box

• Do it 15 times with each foot

Safety tips for step aerobics:

• 10-minute warmup time is required to relax muscles boost the heart rate

• Use a pair of cross-training shoes that can allow a firm footing on the step box and mat

• Use a heavy step box that remains firm while you step on and off from it

• Always start with simple exercises and go slow instead of increasing speed

• Maintain a good posture throughout the exercises

• Have your pre-workout meal minimum 1-hour before the exercises and stay hydrated

Step aerobics is a great way to boost your overall health especially cardio health. Also, it will increase your muscular power, bone strength, and mobility. And it is suitable for people of all ages.

Disclaimer: Step aerobics exercises require training and guidance. You should take training for these exercises before trying.

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