As the cold weather takes over, it becomes harder to exercise outside. But it does create the opportunity to spend more time on fun indoor workouts. Pilates is a popular series of exercises founded by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. Pilates focuses on the lengthening and stretching of muscles. It has many health benefits including improvements in mental health, strength, flexibility, and balance. Even just by doing a few exercises, abs can be flattened and flexibility increased. Pilates produces a plethora of benefits and it doesn’t even take a great toll on the body! Here are some of the top benefits:
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If you have managed enough time to go to the gym a few times a week, congratulations! You’re one step in the right direction. However, running for an hour on a treadmill or performing countless reps on leg day is only a job half done. To make sure your body is prepared for a workout and recovers from it, your workout requires one essential ingredient… well, ingredients… and that is food. What you eat before and after your workout can improve your results.
Think of your average day as a very light workout. You prepare for the day with a hearty breakfast, fit in a lunch when that energy starts to run down, and finish the day with a well-deserved dinner. The same goes for all of your workouts.