If you only have time for one exercise, fitness experts say, do this one.
As you age, you naturally lose muscle mass, so it’s important to strength train to stay strong and to keep your muscles moving. You should ideally work all of your major muscles at least twice a week. But, if you only have time for one exercise, you’ll be getting your best bang for your buck by doing a set of squats.
Squats work out your back, abdomen, hips, thighs and calves and doing a set of 10 or more if you can, will increase your chance of strengthening these areas.
” When you have to go to the washroom, that’s a squat. When you get in the car, that’s a squat. Every time you sit down or stand up, yep, it’s a squat. If you don’t do them well, it affects the way you live.” (Eric Daw – Personal Trainer)