Strength training exercises: Stair step-ups
Works your butt, calves and thighs
12 reps each side
• Stand facing the bottom step of a staircase or a step at the gym.
• Place your right foot on the step, straightening your right leg and raising yourself onto the step. As you do, bend your left knee up, raising your left leg directly in front of you.
• Briefly balance on your right leg (your left foot is in the air) and slowly lower your left foot to the floor, squatting slightly, without moving your right foot.
Best Health tip: Resist leaning forward by aligning your shoulders over your hips.