Squats are great! There are numerous studies out there explaining how squats will help any person.
They activate almost every muscle in the body, including butt, thigh and core. It really is a wonderful daily exercise for people of all ages.
Strong legs are crucial for staying mobile as you get older, and squats are phenomenal for increasing leg strength. We need to be able to squat to pick up things off the floor, to play with our toddlers, or to garden. We all want to stay mobile for as long as we can and this exercise will help us keep moving.
Squats also help prevent injury by improving your flexibility. They help you burn more fat, as one of the best ways to burn more calories continually is by developing more muscle. And don’t get me started on what they can do for your butt!
I decided to commit to a challenge:
100 squats a day for 30 days
Who wants to squat with me?
I usually do 40-50 squats in the morning, the rest in the evening. If you’re new to squats, repeat 20 times in several sets. Start slowly and do not overdo it. To make this exercise more challenging, add weights.
Here are some more benefits of this exercise:
Good for digestion
Improves bowel movements
Low impact, and therefore doesn’t put strain on one’s back
Can be done without any equipment
Can be done anywhere, indoors or out
Having great form and technique when doing a squat is important in avoiding injury and achieving maximum benefit.
Do you squat? If not, give it a try. Come join me and let me know in the comments below.
Hi Sabines, I managed to get 100 squats in today (before midnight). Thank you for the inspiration. The winter where I live has been long and harsh so I’ve really missed interval walking. Daily squats should get me over the hump until it is nicer for walking. Thanks again!
I want to do this, however, I’ve been pretty ill for a long time and sedentary so I think I’ll start a little slower. What do you think if I start at 30 and work up? Dr. Ok’d some exercise and I can’t wait!