You may be thinking: How long should I climb stairs to reap these benefits? According to Sherzais, any amount of blood that helps you pump blood is great for brain health – so specific times can vary depending on your personal exercise routine.
Of course, you can calculate how much your heart rate increases (with wearable screen and similar), but in case you don’t have that technology on hand, Ayesha advises you to pay attention when you run out of breath. “As soon as you find yourself having trouble finishing a sentence, you gasp and sweat, I think it’s a great place to go,” she noted. “It’s a great place for BDNFs to detox your body.”
Though, if you choose to climb stairs (no machine, we should add), be super careful when trotting down: “There will be more damage to the meniscus and ligaments going down”, Dean note. So be gentle in your reps.