3. Improve Circulation
If you ever experience a ‘dead leg’, numbness, tingling or a feeling of coldness in your extremities, it could caused by poor circulation.
The circulatory system relies heavily on bodily movement to function properly, which is why exercise – including squats – is one of the best preventative or remedial steps you can take for poor circulation.
A few sets of squats every day will see your heart pounding, your blood pumping and those irritating sensations soon disappear.
4. Get Rid of Cellulite
That horrible dimpled skin on the backs of your legs and butt – delightfully described as being like ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange peel’ – can be beaten!
Cellulite can be caused by a variety of factors, one of which is poor circulation. In fact, it’s one of the main causes of cellulite and can seriously impact and accelerate cellulite formation.
When you boost your blood flow through squats, your cellulite will soon start to reduce and may even disappear altogether!
5. Increase Flexibility & Prevent Injuries
Flexibility is an important aspect of injury prevention and should be a consideration in any well-rounded workout plan. Our muscles, tendons and ligaments become less elastic with age so doing all we can to slow down this process is a good idea.
If you work at a desk all day, or are pretty sedentary, then you should be especially diligent about maintaining flexibility.
Doing squats regularly will see you limber up and become more flexible as they involve bending and stretching of the leg muscles including the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.