10 Best Benefits of Pilates Exercise

By Marguerite Ogle | Article Featured on VeryWell

There are far more than 10 reasons to do Pilates. For example, better sleep and better sex aren’t even on this list, but they could be. But start here and see what you think. Is Pilates right for you? If you already do Pilates, see if your favorite reason is here.

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Pilates for Chronic Pain

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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body (7. An Exercise in Balance: The Pilates Phenomenon). It will stabilize and strengthen your core postural muscles supporting the spine. Pilates helps with alignment which helps relieve and prevent back pain. When doing Pilates, you gain greater control over the movement of your body through correct spinal and pelvic alignment, concentration on movement, and through proper breathing. 

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5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight Running

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Article by K. Aleisha Fetters | Featured on US News

Experts explain why your “running for weight loss” plan can backfire – and how to turn things around.

Running can be a great way to lose weight … or it can […]

What Is the Difference Between Pilates & Stott Pilates?

The Pilates method of exercise was developed in Germany in the early 20th century. There has been almost 100 years of research since the original technique was created, but Pilates purists believe that it should still be taught without variation or modification. Others, such as Moira Stott disagree. Stott, as well as other proponents of a modernized version of Pilates still adhere to the basic principles of the method. These include breathing, concentration and fluidity of movement. The sequencing of exercises, the postural alignment, and the addition of props are the major differences between the two methods.

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