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The Benefits of Pilates

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You may have heard about Pilates, but have not yet tried it. If you are seeking an exercise that will increase both flexibility and core strength, Pilates is an ideal choice.

Still on the fence? Here are some reasons why you should try a class at your local studio:

Improved Flexibility

Our level of stiffness tends to increase with age. This is partially because our level of activity slows down. The problem can be made worse if you happen to have a sedentary job and do not take steps to add movement into your day.

This stiffness can lead to pain, headaches, and restricted movement. Pilates is built around stretching exercises that will not only help with these issues, but also increase muscle mass and your range.

Improved Posture

One bad outgrowth of so many people spending so long in front of computers is the epidemic of posture issues. No one, no matter how young or how strong, is designed to sit up straight for an entire workday and then be expected to duplicate that at home when on the internet.

Pilates is excellent for helping you improve your posture by evening out your strength. If some muscles are weak, others must compensate. That leads to strains and discomfort that becomes more pronounced with age.

Improved Muscle Relaxation

When stressed, do you feel your muscles really begin to tense up? Maintaining that level of tension can lead to strains and ongoing pain. Stress not only manifests in our mind, but also in our bodies; Pilates can help initiate muscle relaxation and provide a perfectly natural and healthy stress relief outlet.

Improved Coordination and Balance

Do you consider yourself a klutz? Pilates can help give you the strength and range of motion to glide more gracefully through life and your favorite athletic pursuits.

Written by Brittany

November 15th, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Exercising

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