We have a field $F$ of characteristic different from $2$ in which there exist $a_1, \dots, a_n$ such that $$ a_1^2 + \dots + a_n^2 = -1. $$
Prove that for any $c \in F$, there exist $b_1, \dots, b_k$ such that $$ b_1^2 + \dots + b_k^2 = c. $$
I have no idea where to start from. Would anybody give me a clue?