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Make the Squat a Key Part of Your Fitness Strategy

By Sandy Schroeder

Ready to score huge points with one of the best full body exercises around? suggests you make the squat a regular part of your routine. This powerhouse exercise works the thighs, buttocks, hamstrings, core and hips.

We all need to do squats when we get out of bed in the morning, get in or out of a car, or stand up from a chair. Keeping all of the involved muscles in prime shape just makes sense.

How to Do a Squat Perfectly

Ian Smith's Clean and Lean: 30 Days, 30 Foods, A New You supplied this guide.

  • Stand with feet apart about shoulder width
  • Keep the chest up and feet facing straight ahead
  • Sit down as if sitting in a chair but stop midway
  • Stretch hands out at chest height
  • Hold for three seconds; stand for two seconds and squat again

Consider Chiropractic 

As you see how the squat works for you, you might want to consider making your local chiropractor your fitness coach too.  The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you provides licensed chiropractors who are trained to relieve pain and provide custom fitness and wellness solutions.

Bring your questions and goals and get to know your chiropractor. Starting with a focus on spinal health, your chiropractor will explain how that can play out in better health and fitness. The spine makes it possible for all of us to twist, turn and keep moving wherever we want to go. Inside, the central nervous system provides the brain-to-body communication that the body needs to function. When the spine is healthy, we probably will be too.

Work a Little Magic

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease your aches and pains and greatly improve your world as you experience more energy, better sleep, improved metabolism, or more mental alertness. As you evaluate your benefits, you might choose to use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to stay at your peak.

I have watched many friends and relatives discover chiropractic and make the most of its benefits. Some started with pain, and moved on to lose weight, up their fitness and ease stress. Others took their ordinary fitness routines to a new level, while their chiropractor monitored their progress and provided more tips. Many of them brought in their whole family to benefit from the support. 

When you are ready to see how it all works, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood. No reservations are needed and weekend and evening hours are available. Affordable personal healthcare packages or plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. When you are traveling, look for The Joint Chiropractic clinic nearby. There are over 450 clinics in the nationwide network, ready to help you wherever you land.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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