Squats are a great way to boost your overall fitness and get great results fast. Squats are often regarded as “leg” exercises, they actually offer benefits throughout your entire body, including deep within your core. There aren’t many exercises that work as many muscles as squats do. It is a great multi-purpose activity useful for toning and tightening your glutes, abs, and legs. 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 health.When performing a squat stand with your feet just over shoulder width apart. Keep your back in a neutral position, and keep your knees centered over your feet. Slowly bend your knees, hips and ankles, lowering until you reach a 90-degree angle. Then return to a starting position, repeat 15-20 times, for 2-3 sets for beginners (do this two or three times a week).
Some tips to keep in mind when you are performing squats are to breathe in as you lower, breathe out as you return to starting position.