Tag: Pilates

2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

Avoid Exercise Injuries

A well-qualified, certified Pilates instructor will ensure you are doing the exercises correctly and safely. The instructor should have at least 300 hours of training, be fully certified in mat and on all the machines, and have at least a few years’ teaching experience. Most Pilates certifications require knowledge of anatomy.

Pilates Machines Foster Flexibility and Strength

Pilates was originally a one-on-one training system done on a mat and also on specialized machines developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 1900s. He originally called his system “Contrology,” because to do the exercises correctly requires full concentration and control.

It’s a total body workout, best known for how

Strong Core Muscles = Better Balance

Almost every movement we make involves core muscles. When we stand, walk, bend, turn, twist, reach, or simply sit in a chair, our core muscles support and stabilize us. Or they should.

If not, almost every movement becomes more difficult and less efficient. The weakness is often reflected in our posture—slouching

Q&A: Balance; Stroke Prevention; Vitamin C

Q. Ever since I began to take Coumadin for atrial fibrillation I have a fear of falling and bleeding. What can I do to improve my balance?
A. Strengthening your core muscles—those in your abdomen, back and hips—would be the best thing for you to do. Core strength is related to

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The Best Medicine

Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve

With Diet and Exercise, It’s Quality, Not Quantity, That Counts

A multi-mode exercise routine that includes resistance training, interval sprints, stretching (including yoga or Pilates), and endurance training, combined with consuming moderate amounts of protein throughout your day, has multiple health benefits, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Applied Physiology May 16, 2013. The results will

Strengthen Your Core Muscles With Simple Pilates Moves

Your core muscles (the muscles around your trunk and pelvis) are a vital component of posture and balance—in fact, many physical activities depend on stable core muscles, and a core that is strong also provides vital support and stability to your lower back, making all the difference when it comes

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