Climbing the Steps of Dubrovnik: an Adventure in Health
|Looking at Dubrovnik's Old Town and the Adriatic Sea from Dubrovnik Steps|
For any traveler, climbing steps in Europe is an adventure in health as much as a beautiful, historical wonder to experience. Just like doing a step class at the gym, step-climbing on real stairs or steps uses up many more calories than walking, is good for your heart, and is a quick way to get your legs into great shape.
An article by the Huffington Post describes how someone lost 96 pounds by climbing six flights of stairs a day, and the Times of India reports that in addition to maximizing your cardio efforts, climbing steps increases your core muscle strength, tones and sculps your body, and provides a good low-impact workout.
Walking Up the Dubrovnik Steps
|Walking down the Dubrovnik Steps from Villa Klaic is beautiful!|
More Breathtaking Scenes Walking Down the Dubrovnik Steps
|Beautiful doors line the walls of the Dubrovnik Steps|
|Gardens inside the walls of the Dubrovnik Steps|
Climbing Steps Wherever You Are
|A view of Dubrovnik's Old Town from a different set of steps|
Divide the number of calories you burn per mile by the number of steps it takes you to walk a mile. The result is a unique-to-you conversion factor you can use to calculate how many calories you burn from the number of steps you take as you walk. For example, the calculation would look like this for a person who burns 99.75 calories per mile and walks a mile in 2,200 steps:
Conversion factor = 99.75 calories per mile / 2,200 steps per mile = 0.045 calories per step