Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | December 22, 2011

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #54 – Give Pilates a Try

You have probably heard of Pilates before but you may not know what it is.  Pilates is a form of mind-body exercise that emphasizes a strong mental focus on the physical movements being performed.  It stresses quality of movement over quantity of movement.  The Pilates philosophy states that it is better to perform one exercise movement correctly than many poorly.  Pilates helps practitioners develop a strong core (the abdominal, oblique and erector spinae muscles), long and lean muscles, and increased flexibility through 6 principles: concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breathing.  Pilates’ exercises are typically performed on a mat with a variety of equipment such as resistance bands, stability balls, balance disks and specialized apparatus such as the reformer.  You can find Pilates classes at health and fitness clubs, Pilates studios, recreation centers, wellness centers and rehabilitation clinics.  

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  1. Thanks for your article. My spouse and i have always seen that many people are desperate to lose weight since they wish to appear slim and also attractive. On the other hand, they do not usually realize that there are many benefits to losing weight as well. Doctors say that obese people experience a variety of health conditions that can be perfectely attributed to their excess weight. The good news is that people who sadly are overweight as well as suffering from several diseases can help to eliminate the severity of the illnesses simply by losing weight. You’ll be able to see a progressive but marked improvement in health whenever even a slight amount of fat reduction is accomplished.


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