As you all know I believe exercise is an important aspect in helping you regain your health even though you have Crohn’s Disease. I have discussed this in a previous blog post. Everyone always wants to know the one exercise that I consider to be important. Well I find that a difficult question to answer as we are all at different points in our journey and have different goals. So we need to take that into account. However I think that squats are one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone's routine. Why? Well it's relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be done just about anywhere. More importantly, although squats are often regarded as "leg" exercises, they actually offer benefits throughout your entire body, including deep within your core. I believe having a strong core is crucial for us all.
So here are three reasons why I think you should squat.
1. Squats are a Functional Exercise - Functional Exercises Make Real Life Activities Easier
Functional exercises are those that help your body to perform real-life activities, as opposed to simply being able to operate pieces of gym equipment. Squats are one of the best functional exercises out there, as humans have been squatting since the hunter-gatherer days. When you perform squats, you build muscle and help your muscles work more efficiently, as well as promote mobility and balance. All of these benefits translate into your body moving more efficiently in the real world too.
2. Tone Your Backside, Abs and your entire Body
Few exercises work as many muscles as the squat, so it's an excellent multi-purpose activity useful for toning and tightening your behind, abs, and, of course, your legs. Furthermore, squats build your muscles, and these muscles participate in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism and insulin sensitivity, helping to protect you against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
3. Help with Waste Removal
Squats improve the pumping of body fluids, aiding in removal of waste and delivery of nutrition to all tissues, including organs and glands. They're also useful for improved movement of faeces through your colon and more regular bowel movements.
If you want to learn how to squat and become a master at this amazing exercise then you should register for my 30 Day Challenge.
If you have any more questions then please free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Facebook Page at My Crohn's Doctor.
Yours in Health and Wellness
My Crohn's Doctor
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