• Squat exercise

    The squat exercise is a fundamental movement designed to target the major muscles in the legs. 

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  • Squat exercise - Rheumatology NOW Exercise Program

    The squat exercise is a fundamental movement designed to target the major muscles in the legs. 


    Start with feet shoulder width apart, toes slightly pointed out. Slowly, begin to lower your body to a 90 degree bend in your knees, keeping your lower back strait, chest up and hips back. Once your knees are bent 90 degrees, focus on pushing through your feet to return to an upright position. If you experience any knee pain, squat down to right before the pain is felt. For beginners, pushing off your legs or arms of a chair, or even holding onto the back of a chair is a good starting point. Repeat the movement for 10 repetitions (1).  Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.   

    For men  important lifestyle modifications, for example smoking cessation, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy diet, should be discussed with your doctor. Also, before getting started, please check with your doctor to ensure this exercise is right for you.

    Remember to verify the information provided by contacting the healthcare providers directly, as network participation and availability can vary over time. Find local massage therapists physiotherapists and personal trainers to help with strength and conditioning if you are experiencing arthritis.

    The physicians are in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,  Canadian Rheumatology Association and the Canadian Medical Association

    Key Words: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Raynaud's phenomenon and  Hip replacement,  

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