Squatting is the single most important exercise you can do. It will make you stronger, keep you out of the nursing home and provide more independence for people with developmental disabilities.
Start with your feet shoulder width apart. Push your hips back until your weight is on your heels (you should be able to wiggle your toes). Keeping your chest up, allow your knees to track in line with your toes. Continue pushing your hips back and down until your hip crease is lower than your knees. You can even start by using a chair, box or medicine ball for a target. Finish by standing tall with your knees and hips extended.
Try to do ten perfect squats in a row. Include squats in your warm-up, or do 20 while the coffee’s brewing!