Make your bones strong with Pilates

Did you know that at age 25 we begin to lose muscle mass? Not only that, your metabolism begins to drop by about 6 percent every 10 years.

Consequently, your bones need to be challenged physically in order to increase density. Lack of mobility can really reduce your bone density. This could be made even worse by your eating habits and restrictions due to food allergies such as lactose intolerance or Coeliac disease. The bones of people who have never exercised tend to be thinner and prone to fracture. It’s quite common that bad posture habits are due to inflexible muscles. Lack of regular exercise can lead to poor posture and low energy levels that can result in feelings of tiredness, stress and depression. Resistance exercise such as Pilates has proven very effective in building bone density.

A well-rounded Pilates program will build your abdominals, strengthen your bones and enable your muscles to be more flexible. All exercise routines are structured so you gain a well-balanced workout, for example, if you are working your arms, you are also working the core (pelvic floor muscles and spine muscles). Understanding how to use these muscles correctly is crucial for balance and preventing falls that are so often seen amongst the older population. Plus you’ll be rewarded by feeling more energised and have a greater range of movement in everything you do during a day.

A well-rounded Pilates program will build your abdominals, strengthen your bones and enable your muscles to be more flexible. All exercise routines are structured so you gain a well-balanced workout, for example, if you are working your arms, you are also working the core (pelvic floor muscles and spine muscles). Understanding how to use these muscles correctly is crucial for balance and preventing falls that are so often seen amongst the older population. Plus you’ll be rewarded by feeling more energised and have a greater range of movement in everything you do during a day.

Dancers have used Pilates for more than 60 years to create strong muscles that are flexible and not bulky. You can also build leaner physiques while increasing your strength.

How often do you need to perform Pilates to gain the benefits?

Perform your exercise program three times a week to see change. Once a week or occasionally is okay for maintaining the status quo, but not for further improvement. 

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