Skip to main content

How Good Is Pilates For Dropping Those Extra Pounds?


For someone who is watching, Pilates seems easier than cardio workouts or weight training any day. Only someone who has done it can tell you how difficult those movements are you will end up feeling the impact on muscles you did not even know you had. 

Thus, Pilates is a great option to burn calories any day, but it is one of the best ways to tone up as well. Its other benefits go way beyond weight loss and toning. Pilates movements are relaxing on another level, which means they are great as a part of your self-care routine. In this day and age of living our whole lives in front of a computer screen, we mostly forget that our spine needs the right kind of movement. 

There are many other muscles which do not get moved in conventional exercises and begin to develop stiffness. Pilates addresses all this and hence is a must for anyone looking to preserve their fitness and youth.

Did you know that there are sub-forms within Pilates as well? Mostly what people call Pilates is the Romana’s Pilates, which features exercises that Joseph Pilates (the founder) developed. Nowadays many studios have developed exercises forms that do feature movements and techniques from this style but not completely. 

Exercises which are done on a sliding platform, the reformer, are endorsed by many supermodels and celebrities, and have quickly captured the fancy of the masses. While this or the movements done on a mat are not necessarily superior to one another for weight loss, what experts suggest is to get a trainer who really knows his Pilates and can design a hardcore, impactful workout for you, not just some slow stretches. That is what makes all the difference.

If you are looking at toning up your muscles, this is a great option. Every move engages the core and targets every muscle group in your body, helping them get in shape. Added benefits are more strength and flexibility. Even if you do not wish to replace your gym routine completely with Pilates, it is a good idea to increase strength and flexibility, to minimise the risk of injury from other high-impact workouts. The added perks of Pilates include Improving your posture and range of motion, which will help you immensely in your daily life as well.

Now that you know about the holistic approach of this low-impact exercise form towards health and fitness, when are you hitting the nearest Pilates studio?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEAUTY

As someone rightly said, “Beauty is the radiance of your soul.” With social media influencers and YouTubers giving us tips on doing proper skincare and perfect makeup, we have forgotten the fundamentals of beauty. So, here I am to remind you of some of the basic things you need to know about beauty. 6 things about beauty everyone should know We often miss out on the smallest of things which can lead to bigger problems later. Thus, following these tips will help you achieve both healthy skin and beauty at the same time. Tip 1 – Eating the Right Food Keep a note of your eating habits. Eat the right mixture of vitamins, proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Add low-sugar and fat-free foods in your diet. Tip 2 – Beauty Sleep The right amount of sleep (8 hours a day) can give your skin a brightening look and avoid dull baggy eyes.   Tip 3 – Being hydrated always Hydration is something one shouldn’t miss. Drinking plenty of water brightens and oxygena

TOP 5 MYSTERY SERIES TO WATCH

It's weekend and surely there’s nothing to do much than to have good food and binge-watch. With several OTT platforms like Netflix offering us with web series to watch, it’s hard as to which one to choose. But if you have grown up reading Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew, you would know how addictive mystery stories can be. So, here’s listing the top 5 mystery series you can watch: SHERLOCK HOLMES Your favorite Sherlock Holmes is back, this time making his presence on the screen straight out of the books. An adaption of the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this crime-based show is full of thrilling events and murder mysteries solved by the detective himself. DARK The first German-series by Netflix, this show revolves around the lives of four families all bound with dark secrets and past. This mystery series is full of drama and supernatural elements, and the twists and tales in the storyline will make you think with time. 13 REASONS WHY This series has

Flawless Movies You Must Watch This Weekend

There are hundreds of movies released every year and this number alone makes it difficult to choose movies that you must watch and the ones that are not worth your time. With a lot of people involved in making a movie, there are a lot of creative ideas that flow in and it can be difficult to get everyone to agree to the creative vision of one person and getting them on the same page. These movies are few and come far in between, but when we do get them, you know right them that you have found a flawless film. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Directed by Michel Gondry, who is known for his magical imagination along with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman who is known for his originality and pessimism, came together to combine their cinematic powers. They created a masterpiece an all-time romance that portrayed the long and hard look at the ugly side of love relationships and how they actually work (as opposed to the cheesy Bollywood movies). The movies has Jim Carre