How Squats contributes to your Health
Squats not only work your major leg muscles, but also help to:
- Build muscles in your entire body – squats provide an anabolic environment, which promotes muscle building throughout the whole body.
- Maintain mobility and balance – strong legs are crucial as we age. Core stabilising muscles are activated during squats, which helps us improve & maintain our balance, while improving communication between your brain and muscles (helping to prevent falls).
- Prevent injuries – sporting injuries generally involve stabilizer muscles, ligaments and connective tissues, which squats help strengthen. Squats also help improve flexibility (range of motion) in your ankles and hips.
- Increase fat burning – leg muscles are the bulkiest muscles in your body. The more muscle you have, the more fat you can burn, even at rest. This extra muscle mass also helps regulate glucose and fat metabolism, helping prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.