3 Surprising Benefits of Squats

1 – Hormone release

Putting your muscles through a total body exercise like squats signals the body to secrete hormones, among which is HGH or Human Growth Hormone. HGH is responsible for building muscle; a side benefit of which is that muscle development boosts metabolism in the process.

More muscle, more efficient use of calories.

2 – Flexibility

Squats put your body through a full range of motion. This helps develop and maintain flexibility, notably in the hip complex. Which can help relieve back stress caused by too much sitting and help keep your gait smooth and balanced

3 – Core strength

While doing squats, your core muscles activate to prevent injury and to assist with balance. Front loading with an exercise like the goblet squat is especially good at recruiting the core.

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