So what’s all the hype about squats you ask?
There is a growing body of research on the benefits of squatting, which is a fundamental movement pattern that involves bending at the knees and hips to lower the body towards the ground.
Here are some of the reasons we love squats and regularly incorporate them into our pilates classes.
Overall, the research suggests that squatting can provide a wide range of benefits for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. However, it is important to perform squats with proper form and technique to minimize the risk of injury.
The correct way to perform a squat will depend on a person’s individual anatomy, mobility, and strength. However, here are some general guidelines for performing a squat with good form:
Additional tips for performing a squat with good form include:
You can check out our video by our Exercise Physiologist, Emily, right here.
Overall, incorporating squats into a regular exercise routine and daily habits can provide many benefits as we age, helping to maintain strength, balance, mobility, and overall health and wellness. However, it’s important to start with proper form and technique, and to consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise program.