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Category: Health

All about health and nutrition!

Teaser Core: Back Pain

The amount of people who experienced a significant decrease in lower-back pain after taking an hour-long Pilates class twice a week for a six-week period. The 12 subjects, both male and female, also experienced an increase in core muscle endurance and lumbar flexibility. “Our small-scale found sufficient trends to justify the potential benefits of a […]

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Eat to Beat 100

Emulating the eating habits of the residents of “Blue Zones,” where people enjoy extraordinary longevity, can help you stay healthy at every age. by Stacy Baker Masand

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Posture Perfect

Good posture is so much more than just looking good and feeling confident—it can literally save your life! In this first installment of her new blog series, Portia Page takes a closer look at why it’s so important and how you can sit taller at your desk.

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A Solution for Scoliosis

When a twisted spine caused Karena Thek to lose feeling in her leg, she developed Scolio-Pilates. It brought her body back to life—and it can do the same for you, too.

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Dos and Don’ts of Baby Holding

by Christi Allen Franchini • edited by Amanda Altman Learning how to hold your baby and yourself is a crucial part of staying injury free and feeling good. Maintaining a strong center is the key to total-body stability; it’ll help you keep your legs under your body, support your arms and stand tall. Here’s what […]

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Learning to Exhale: When Vacations Make You Nervous

Pilates can help you enjoy your vacation if you’re the type who gets stressed out when your daily routine changes.

You’ve been working hard and deserve a break, but for you, taking some time off to kick back and chill out is anything but relaxing. In fact, trying to unwind actually causes you anxiety. But don’t worry, you’re not the only one feeling it; in fact, it’s so common, it even has a name: relaxation-induced […]

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Mental Health and Pilates

by Risa Sheppard Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental discord in a given year. Approximately one in 25 experiences a serious mental illness in a given year. (That’s 10 million people.) And 6.9 percent of adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Meanwhile,18.1 percent experienced an […]

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