If your legs feel weak, or achey, here’s a solution for you.
We were built for movement and when we don’t move enough – when we spend too much time in a chair or car – our leg muscles get out of balance and lose strength. Balance and strength occur when we use our legs. When we use our legs, and they are strong, we feel stable instead of weak.
When your legs are out of balance – some muscles are weaker than others – then you get aches and pains in your legs. When your muscles are out of balance, they pull on the bones in a different way than they are supposed to. This causes arthritis.
A physical therapist told me that the best way to strengthen abdominal muscles was just to “suck in your stomach and hold it,” several times. And that does work, but when we want strong and flat abdominal muscles, we often think of sit-ups.
Here are a few reasons why they may not be the exercise-of-choice for you.