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How much proof neede: How much proof do you need? How strong must evidence be? Check out http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/the-benefits-of-pilates for one perspective. IMHO, it's more important to get moving & keep moving rather than to worry about specific movement. In other words, find activities that you like and do them. ...Read more
Stretch: Stretching is amazingly underrated- take a long time(20minutes minimum)- to stretch all muscles- use your own resistance and door jams, stools etc you will avoid injury and before u know it your range of motion and activities will greatly improve! also, stretch after for a good 10 minutes as well! without stretching you will hurt yourself. ...Read more
I'm 5'6-5'8 and 123-126 lbs. what is average time to lose 10lbs from taking 1hr Pilates almost everyday?
Weight Loss: Hello On average you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 lb of fat. Based on the information you have provided you are at the low end for average weight for your height, gender, and age group. Idea weight 123-154. I would recommend discussing your planned weight loss with your doctor and/or nutritionist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers