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Sexy, sculpted pins are the gift that keeps on giving (and giving).
It’s not just an Instagram mantra — it’s the unanimous conclusion of researchers and trainers alike.
1/ They preserve your balance
Proprioception of knowing where your body is in space, is one of the first things to go as we age. Training your legs now helps prevent this loss by improving your neuromuscular coordination. You’ll also be better equipped to recover from any fails, if they do happen.
2/ They save your knees
Research shows strengthening the leg muscles, particularly the thigh area, removes some stress from the knees, protecting them from pain, injuries and osteoarthritis — a trio of issues us ladies face more than men. (Researchers say our fattier tissue could be the culprit, but performance experts blame our wider hips and wearing heels too).
3/ They keep your mind sharp
Sound like a leap? Science shows otherwise: a study on female twins found that the fitter your legs, the better brain function you’ll likely have 10 years later. Precise reason still to be determined, but pretty smart stuff, if your ask us.