Squat For Your Health!

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Believe It Or Squat

Would you be willing to squat for your health’s sake? Believe it or not there is increasing evidence out there that supports the theory that we are meant to maintain physical activity on a regular basis.

For example:

  • Wolff’s Law – bone density adapts proportionately to the amount of stress under which it is placed (Too much rest, not enough stress, and you’ll end up “boneless”) When you increased the load you put on your body, over time your bones get stronger and more resistant.
  • Physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome (According to the CDC).

What are things we can do to stay active?

Squat for your health!

The squat is a primary movement that people have been doing since the beginning of human life (Think Babies).

Baby Squat

It is one of the most common functional exercise. This basically means that performing this movement will help you to perform daily activities such as bending and lifting, or rising up from a seated position, a lot easier or efficiently. When performed correctly it strengthens the muscles around your joints which can help to alleviate chronic pain and reduce the risk of injury.

Baby Squat Low

Here are some of the many benefits to squatting:

  • Helps strengthen the entire body
  • Builds stability and mobility
  • Strengthens core
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Increases flexibility
  • Builds a VERY attractive butt πŸ‘

Okay, that last one may not be scientifically proven, but I can almost guarantee that it’s really important to a lot of people πŸ˜‚

Want to see me perform a squat? Probably not, but here I am anyway πŸ˜Šβ¬‡οΈβ¬‡οΈβ¬‡οΈ

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to lift those glutes and squat for your health!

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38 thoughts on “Squat For Your Health!

  1. LOL! Love the expression, “ass to grass!” I really need to give squatting a go – our boy does them, and they work well for him. Thanks for the motivation!

  2. I pretty much became sedentary as my grandmother likes to put it during secondary school and sixth form. It meant that I don’t have much muscle tone these day and my knee caps therefore have a little more room to play then they should do. Squats are quite literally what the physio prescribed. I still get knee pain but it has got better since I started going to the gym regularly and keeping myself in better shape.

    1. That’s awesome! I hope you continue to put the time in and get to watch the pain slowly vanish till your pain free! Remember to reward yourself for your efforts with adequate rest as well 😊 Thanks a lot for sharing your story!

    1. Smith machines can be an awesome tool depending on your goals. I prefer to use free weights because it is more challenging and require much more muscle recruitment which is necessary for my goals, but I often use the Smith machine as a way to warm up and wake up the nervous system. It really depends on what your goals are…

  3. Thanks! Also, I agree it could be lengthier, but it was my aim in this post to simply introduce the idea. Despite this you can count on more to come! Thanks for your feedback and welcome 😊

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