Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But sometimes, our mental health takes a backseat to … Continue reading Mental Health: 4 Tips to Maximize Your Connection Between Mental and Physical Well-Being
Exercising contributes to improved health, which in turn helps us maintain sturdy immune systems. With increased isolation and stress, movement is especially beneficial now as exercise is well known for its mood enhancement effects, which many of us could use a boost. But are all workouts created equal in times like this? What does the … Continue reading Building Your Immune System
Pilates is a wonderful tool for helping anyone who is recovering from an ankle injury, as weight and impact on the ankle joint can be less during Pilates than during many other forms of exercise. Most of us have rolled an ankle. We trip while walking, running, dancing or playing sports—and often we try to … Continue reading Jumpboard for Ankle Injury?
Can you guess one of the comments we most frequently hear from clients? You’ve probably said it yourself, and if you haven’t said it aloud, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve at least thought it. If the title of this blog didn’t already give it away, here it is: “I didn’t even know I had that … Continue reading I didn’t even know I had that muscle!
You might be asking, “What is pahy-luhts?” And, “Should I be doing it?” Well, for starters, it’s pronounced pi-lah-teez. The answer to your second question: YES! Everyone should be doing Pilates no matter age, fitness level, injury, or special needs! The benefits of Pilates are endless, so I’ve compiled a list of the most important … Continue reading Why Pilates?
Those with osteoporosis understand that “osteoporosis” is nearly synonymous with “bone density.” As a bone disease that results from too much bone loss or too little bone building, osteoporosis can become a major threat if left untreated. (1) For example, what may be simply a clumsy trip for one is a serious scare for those … Continue reading Benefits of Pilates for Osteoporosis
We hear it all the time. “Is Pilates good for me to do while I am training for another sport or physical activity?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Pilates is a great way to spruce up your cross-training. Arguably, Pilates offers the perfect cross-training for every athlete. Cycling, swimming, running, dancing, weight training, you … Continue reading How Pilates Helps Strengthen Tendons to Increase Joint Support for Weight Training and Sports