Did you know that pilates has been around since the 1920s? That’s, right this form of exercise was just created the other day. Pilates aims to give you a lean, long, and sculpted look. It is also one of the only exercises that are all-inclusive. This means that anyone can do it regardless of age, gender, and even fitness level. Take a look a look at the power of pilates.
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If you find yourself struggling to do a sit-up or frankly lack the core strength, pilates can help you out. With a strengthened core you are able to decrease back and hip pain. You are also able to decrease pelvic floor dysfunction. Pilates focuses on improving and strengthening your core function. Now let’s talk about how pilates can improve your posture, after all, no one likes a sloucher.
Everyone slouches from time to time but with that comes headaches, shoulder and back pain, and even imbalanced muscles. Pilates can help improve your posture because it strengthens neglected postural muscles. You see pilates focus’s on full-body alignment, the range of motion in your joints, and the strength of all your opposing muscles.
Having back pain can truly be a nightmare. But with pilates, you won’t have to worry about it much. You should know that while you are doing pilates exercises you are working on your deeper abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor. The point of these muscles contracting and releasing is to protect and stabilize your back.
Much like any form of exercise pilates can help increase your energy. Pilates is able to increase your mood because of its low intensity and it helps you focus on your breathing so you are not fatigued at the end. With pilates focusing on your joints and muscles, it tends you help you prevent injuries. Now you should know that this is not to say that you won’t ever get an injury, you are just less likely to.