I am challenging you today to get more exercise! Doing squats is a great place to start! This is an exercise that can range from something as simple as standing up and sitting down from a chair to performing sumo squats with weights. So everybody should be able to participate in this exercise challenge.
The squat is a valuable exercise because it is what we call a “functional exercise,” or an exercise that mimics activities that we do on a daily basis. You do a squat every time you get up and down from a chair, in and out of a car, or pick up an object off the ground. Squats strengthen the muscles of the legs, buttocks, core and back helping to make these activities effortless. Additionally, the load through the legs is great for strengthening bone and improving flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles. There are endless variations of the squat movement, so it can be easily adapted for any fitness level…beginner to professional weight trainer. Squats are particularly great for people who want to stay functionally strong and fit as they get older.
Lastly, there is no excuse not do them! Although some like the extra challenge of doing them with weight, no equipment is actually necessary. Because squats can be done anywhere, they are a terrific exercise to help keep you strong during this time of quarantine.
If you are interested in putting together a home exercise program, or need a change in your current exercise routine, I am now offering my 30 minute exercise review at a discounted price of $47.
This special price includes:
- Review of your health history
- Review, revision or development of a new home exercise program
- Printable exercise instructions and handout
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She has been treating women with osteoporosis for over 30 years and is dedicated to helping people achieve
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