Let’s walk! Leg and Hip movements are natural back posture alignments that improve daytime and nighttime breathing and overall circulatory function.
On a StandingSteps trainer your hips and legs are comfortably and conveniently assisted in keeping you moving. How?
— By helping you use the powerful hamstring muscles at the back of your thighs (upper legs). Hamstrings straighten your weight-bearing leg after you bend it. GREAT WALKING TIP – straighten out rear leg and push back against the ground when you walk! Hamstring muscles will also rotate your hips as your rear leg straightens. GREAT WALKING TIP! Rotate your hips in direction of your leading leg when you walk!
On your StandingSteps trainer, straighten one leg (after bending it) as your other leg bends under the turn of your hips. See me do it in video, easily! It will become easy for you also – once you realize that trainer is helping you to straighten your leg using hamstrings in back of thigh. FEEL IT WORKING!
With your skill-walking movements on STANDINGSTEPS trainer, muscle circulatory pumps in your back, abdomen, legs and feet start up and will return blood and lymph from your legs despite opposition from gravity, and from the thick columns of fluid to be moved up from your feet.
Circulatory function has greater importance as we get older and typically also increase our weight. Why? Simplest reason is more work is done by moving our stiffer and / or heavier bodies. The extra oxygen needed for this is taken from circulation. StandingSteps are walking movements that increase circulatory function by our muscle pump design for supporting walking activity. In addition, StandingSteps are less tiring, absolutely, because both feet stay down on platform. More oxygen but less tiring. A good start to feeling and looking healthier!
Featured on Boston WCVB Chronicle News Show
Aerobic exercise isn’t only to train muscle to take up oxygen and burn calories. It conditions your liver – that uses about as much oxygen as your brain! Walking movements are the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of our body’s design, having been multi-purposed to run muscle circulatory pumps for oxygen-carrying blood and lymph fluids, and to keep our digestion tract going. And this circulatory pump action on the liver is more important to health than is moving our feet along! Sitting much of the time is leaving off the circulatory pumps!
Doctor’s Note, “I endorse the StandingSteps™ Trainer heartily. I have been using the StandingSteps™ Trainer for several weeks and already have found that it improves circulation to my lower body, especially the calf muscles which no longer devil me with nocturnal claudication (spasm during sleep). Additional benefits so far include: better balance, and remarkable stability of my weight at a lower set point.
I have been recommending this to everyone I know, and several people have acquired this exercise device, some of them sedentary and some who exercise regularly.”
Dr. Mort Malkin
author of Walking—The Pleasure Exercise
and Aerobic Walking—the weight-loss exercise
Walking skill is honed through coordinating movements of hips and legs. Over time you develop more familiarity with these movements while practicing them on a StandingSteps trainer. Proceeding with this activity requires little or no attention while at work and leisure. The key emphasis is on shifting bodyweight from leg to leg, as readily happens if our hips turn as we bend the leg receiving weight. Bending leg under hip “simply helps your hips (working with gravity) to transfer weight down into the bending leg”. You are lowering most of your body weight with help from gravity! And this is easier than just standing with that weight opposing gravity! Let it down and a StandingSteps trainer helps you get that weight back up again by helping you straighten your leg after bending it. You do not need to lift either foot or either heel so there are no distractions of (un)balancing body weight
The trainer platform is spring-loaded and constructed for walking movements enabled by such marvelous mechanical advantage over gravity forces that evolution designed into our lower torso, hips and legs! As it assists you to raise your body weight again (helping you straighten your leg), your hips transfer your body weight onto your other leg as it bends. This may sound complicated, but skillful walking (and running) minimizes impacts by bending your leading leg as your hips work with gravity to lower body weight.
Be a better walker or runner by practicing comfortable StandingSteps activity!
StandingSteps activity, or as we like to call it, Skilling, requires little or none of your attention to turn it on and leave it on! More active users will want to go for miles and miles and miles… Better than digits on your activity tracker, are strokes of the muscle circulatory pumps running in your legs, hips, back and abdomen muscles. Stronger strokes, gently strengthened by daily StandingSteps activity!
We manufacture in Historic Saxonville Mill Complex in Framingham, MA. Trainer “fiberboard” is a specialty hardwood maple “engineered wood” that is only available from one US factory that has made its wood products for the highest quality flooring for over three decades! Only the best and far stronger than required to support your physical activity. The trainer weighs less than five pounds so it is always ready where and when you are. Workouts while working! The trailhead is always at your feet, it doesn’t move, you can move! At the end of your workday you can have more physical and mental resilience, and you will likely be more responsive throughout the day to the demands of your workplace, your coworkers and to serving your customers. It’s all yours, wherever you like to stand!
The cost per user is currently $99 and includes free shipping in the continental US, and includes one StandingSteps platform. Group discounts are available!
Many years of use in the office and / or home are certainly to be expected from this quality aerobic exercise platform. The StandingSteps trainer is durable, made in America and carries a thirty-day guarantee (with only exception being scratches by wear or contact with hard or sharp objects). Avoid shoes with sharp hard edges or remove shoes to use, unless a towel or mat is placed over foam surface while standing on it.
Below is link to brochure for this portable StandingSteps™ elliptical platform. Right-clicking link opens (pdf) to view, print or download.
This general wellness product has an intended use for encouraging a healthy activity. It is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your doctor before beginning any new physical activity.
Copyright 2018, Better Standing Company,Inc.