So many people frequently tell me they Don’t have Time to work out, their schedule is just so full. People work many hours, several jobs, have kids activities to attend… so an exercise that they can do anywhere would be very helpful! Enter stretching AND THE SQUAT!
Last year, at one of our Feel Good Fast Support Group meeting, we heard from Dr. Christopher Green, of the Chiropractic Care and Rehab Center in Estero, Florida, about movement and the importance of movement in daily life.
Dr. Green shared stretches with us and a simple exercise that can be done anywhere to assist with and allow continued mobility in most anyone. He explained how he believes the perfect exercise is running, (I’m still walking.) and a close follow-up is the squat.
So, here is how Dr. Green explained the proper technique to the squat. (50 per day is idea – you don’t have to do them all at once) You can do these, literally anywhere. These are beginner squats – as you become more comfortable, stronger and balanced, you can do these squats without a chair!
Begin by sitting in a chair, then sit up straight and stand up. (Do NOT lean forward to stand up, just stand straight up.)Congratulations, you are half done!
Next, hold your hands out in front of you and look up! (This helps you keep your head back and your back straight) And sit back down, gently and controlled.
You have successfully completed 1 squat! Now only 49 more to go. (Start off small – maybe 25 a day – 5 at a time, 5 times throughout the day. Then begin to work up to that magical number of 50)
Yes, I AM holding a magic wand from the movie FROZEN. It was a stipulation for my amazing photographer, CLB. If I would hold the wand in my hand during the shots, she would capture them for me. You have to compromise sometimes to work with the best! (She is after all… almost 7)
This amazing exercise is GREAT for your core, AND to assist in bladder control as well. (Just a handy little side note for you.)
For more information on simple exercises to make a big impact on your health or for personal coaching, please, feel free to contact me!