Practice The Deep Squat For Your Best Healthy Life
Today we are going to share how you can practice the deep squat for your best healthy life.
You see, this morning I was out for a short 19 KM bike ride in my neighbourhood. It is a beautiful day and I wanted to get some good movement practice in as I began my day.
Nice weather, sunshine and practicing moving well is something I plan for most mornings of the week.
As I was moving through the neighbourhood I went by a home where an elderly man was cleaning a few weeds from his beautiful garden.
Now this man looked to be in his late seventies or early eighties. One minute he was bent over pulling some weeks and the next minute he was down in a full squat. I was blown away. I had to turn around and go back to him and tell him how amazing he was being able to squat like that.
You do not want to undervalue the importance of being able to squat as you age because being able to squat becomes so important to do everyday simple tasks like getting out of a chair, getting off the toilet or just standing up which make it easy to undervalue the importance of being able to squat.
A number of years ago I realized that I was not able to do a full deep squat anymore. With years of sports injuries that never quite healed properly and a back that just wasn’t working well, I just could not squat. And I have always had a good squat up until that time.
I then read a blog post from Ido Portal on the importance of the deep squat and he had a 30 full squat challenge. Here is the blog post for the 30-day deep squat challenge if you want to practice this good movement for yourself. http://placeofpersistence.com/30-30-squat-challenge-by-ido…/
I took action. The squat challenge was to begin the practice of deep squatting every day for 30 minutes. Turn a timer on every time you went into a deep squat and off when you stopped the deep squat until you reached the 30 minutes.
Well, the first few days it was only seconds that I was able to stay in a full deep squat before I had to stop.
And happily, over the 30 days of practicing consistently each day and working on increasing the time I was finally able to deep squat for 30 minutes continuous.
This was a real eye-opener for me that if we practice good movement consistently, we can improve and feel healthier.
At 61 years old I continue to practice the deep squat. I am now practicing floor movements as a way to continue to stay healthy and strong.
What good movement are you practicing consistently to get and stay healthy?
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