Squatting is a type of strength training exercise that has several benefits for overall health and wellness. Some of the potential advantages of incorporating squats into your exercise routine include:
Improved muscle strength and power: Squats engage and strengthen many major muscle groups, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and core muscles. Stronger muscles can help improve physical performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Better mobility and balance: Squats can help improve flexibility and mobility in the hips, knees, and ankles. This can lead to better balance and coordination, which can help reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
Increased bone density: Squats can help improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women.
Improved cardiovascular health: Squats can provide a cardiovascular challenge, depending on the intensity of the exercise. This can help improve heart health and burn calories.
Enhanced mental health: Exercise in general has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health and well-being. Squats, as a form of strength training, may help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and improve mood.
At Axio Fitness, we love including squats of many different variations for our clients for all these reasons. If you have prior injuries and surgeries and need help modifying your squats, we would love to help you. We want to help all our clients get the benefits of squats without any pain or injury.