Squats and Splurges
First, I want to applaud you for stressing that being too skinny and underweight can and does cause long-term health problems. As an eating disorder therapist and a recovered eating disordered person myself, I know that too many people believe that being underweight is healthy. It’s even often considered favorable by health-care providers!
Second, I’m writing because I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knee and have been advised not to run, jump, or do any type of squats or weight-bearing activities that require more than a 45-degree bend in my knees. Let’s see more leg workouts that don’t feature squats! Thanks and keep up the good work! — CAROLINE, VIA EMAIL
Editor’s note: Caroline, check out Pages 20 and 21 for two great glute-building moves — no squats in sight! I splurged and got myself a copy of the most recent Oxygen magazine as a treat for sticking to my nutrition goals for almost a week. It may seem like nothing to some people, but conquering my food addiction is huge. I am going to be on the cover of this magazine someday soon. Watch me. — COACHKARLEIGH, VIA INSTAGRAM
Editor’s note: Coachkarleigh — we can’t wait to see that happen! Keep up the great work.