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What Are The Benefits Of A Pilates Chair
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
Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but i would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more
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Yes: If appropriately practiced, i would think so. Impossible to predict in a particular case, and even more, lacking serious scientific studies (...How to measure this accurately? How to replicate a study?) it is hard to guarantee it though. But no doubt, if your dr approves it, go ahead. It should be healthy and good for you. I admire your willingness to explore and analize good things ! congrats. ...Read more
What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?
Tough: Great question. The pilates chair is great for allowing stretching of your lower leg mucles with is very important. The bike however will provide for better cardiovascular fitness as well as muscle tone and development. I'd recommend the bike with a good stretching program. Good luck! ...Read more
Encourage: You might encourage someone to do pilates by letting them know about the health benefits. ...Read more
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?
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 more
Yes, it can be:
Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone.
To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more
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 more
Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more
See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles. ...Read more
Yes.: Enjoy yourself. No physical restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more
Yep!!: You sure can zumba is fantastic. My wife is closely affiliated with the ymca and we went to a dinner for the local y. They had success story after success story of women losing weight all because of zumba and what the y allowed them to do. One woman was 378 and was down to 180 another woman was 290 and was down to 160. It took them 6-8 months but they did it. ...Read more
Depends on injury: It depends on the injury. Pilates is especially helpful to regain core strength and stability after a back/spine injury once cleared by your doctor. It can also help with recruitment of previously injured atrophied muscles, nerves, and help with balance. Best to see a primary cares sports med, pmnr or ortho doc to see if it's appropriate for you. ...Read more
Yes, and yes.: Pilates are excellent for conditioning. They do not, however, replace vigorous cardiovascular exercise for maintanance of cardiovascular health. ...Read more
Mix it up.: Mixing it up with help prevent boredom. It will present your body with more options to improve aerobically, muscle strength, stretching & aerobics. ...Read more
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Never too late: It is never tool late to try to improve your health. ...Read more