6 reasons to add squats to your workout

I do squats as part of my work out routine. I don’t really like them. I can’t get as low as I’d like. Id do them anyway. But this is an interesting article on Dr. Mercola’s web site that gives some of the benefits of doing squats –. Some of which are new to me. The article does include instructions for doing squats correctly. A video by Darin Steen that provides more information on the benefits of squats and correct form. The video is a bit long, at 22 minutes. If you've the time, there’s some good information in it.

Exercise is a key player in disease prevention. Helps support optimal mental, emotional. Physical health. Longevity. However, as with most things, your exercise routine should be balanced and shouldn’t place too much emphasis on one activity such as cardio.

Always make sure that your routine incorporates a variety of exercises, such as strength training, high-intensity interval training, core training. Stretching. For a well-rounded exercise program, check out Dr. Joseph Mercola’s Peak Fitness program.

The good news is, you don’t have to get a membership at the gym or hire a fitness trainer to get fit. Doing functional exercises. Movements that mimic human movement, will help support your overall fitness. They can be done anywhere and without any exercise equipment. One phenomenal functional exercise that Dr. Mercola recommends doing is squats.

Squats Can Benefit Your Entire Body, Too!

Humans have been squatting since the hunter-gatherer days. Today, squats are known as some of the best functional exercises out there. Touted as “leg” exercises, squats are known to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings. Calves.

However, they actually offer benefits throughout your entire body, including deep within your core.

Read on for how squats can help…

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