What is the best exercise for general well-being that can be done quickly without special equipment?
The SQUAT is one of the best exercises you can do for your body. It requires no special equipment, and won’t take up too much of your time. It merely depends on how many reps you choose to do.
It’s excellent for defining your lower body and inner core muscles. Prolonged training will also help tone your thighs and buttocks.
Squats work your quads, glutes, hamstrings, hips, and calves, leading to greater posture and circulation.
The basic squat starts with standing upright, feet hip-width apart, and hands at your sides. Gradually start to lower your body by pushing your hips back and bending your knees, leaning your weight into your heels.
As you drop, bring your arms straight forward for balance, and try to keep your spine straight as you move. Once you’ve dropped as far as you can without breaking your position, come back up into your original position.
To work your upper body as well, for a full-body exercise, try the overhead squat. It relies on the same squat manoeuvre we just described. However, instead of merely holding your arms straight out for balance while you squat, use some light weights (or a dumbbell you’re comfortable holding) to lift above your head while you drop into the squat position.
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