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Stealth workout: Work your bum while climbing stairs

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Use the simple action of a step-up to work your bum. The higher the step, the harder the exercise will be. Try using the steps in front of your office, the stairwell, the park bench, the curb in a parking lot, or even the steps in the subway (but only if it’s not busy!).

Trish McAlaster

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Put your right foot fully on the step or curb. Shift your weight onto your right foot and push through your bum muscle to lift yourself up.

Trish McAlaster

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Then straighten the back leg behind you and squeeze the bum muscle of your back leg. Balance like this for three seconds. Step down and repeat two to five times. Switch and repeat on your left leg. Less than a minute later, continue walking to your destination.

Trish McAlaster

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