Monday, 6 January 2014

The Reasons Why You Should Take Up Pilates In 2014

For many of us a new year means a new start and of course, New Year's Resolutions.  The resolutions we make vary from person to person, but one of the most popular resolutions to make is one regarding our health. This is also one of the most notoriously difficult resolutions to keep, with many of us falling off the band wagon just 6 weeks in.

This is usually because the goals we set are unattainable and unrealistic, so we become demotivated as we struggle and don't see the results we expected. A fantastic way to improve your over all health and well being to to take up Pilates. It's relaxing, therapeutic and offers brilliant health benefits to help you achieve your goals in the new year.

What Exactly Is Pilates?

Pilates is thought of as a more difficult form of yoga. Whilst yoga primarily focuses on stretching the body and your breathing, Pilates also works to strengthen your body whilst maintaining all the benefits from yoga.

Over all Pilates focusses on stretching and strengthening the body from top to toe as well as improving balance, posture and flexibility. No matter your age or fitness level you will be able to take up Pilates as the exercises span from easy to intermediate and advanced.

What Are The Health Benefits?

Pilates boasts a lot of health benefits. It's well known that yoga is great for your health, but Pilates pushes the benefits that one step further. Through Pilates you can:

·  Improve your posture

·  Improve your strength

·  Improve muscle tone

·  Improve flexibility

·  Improve joint mobility

·  Strengthen your back

·  Strengthen your core

·  Relive stress

·  Relive tension

Through carrying out this one exercise you can increase your over all health and strength, not to mention benefiting from feel good endorphins that are released when you exercise.

One of the best elements of Pilates is that it doesn't feel like vigorous exercise that leaves you out of breath, exhausted and aching. Pilates takes the relaxing and therapeutic elements from yoga but aims to push your body that little bit further to also increase general health and fitness.

It's this relaxing element to the exercise that makes it easy to stick to as it doesn't feel like a real struggle and most people who do Pilates find it really enjoyable. So many of us go wrong when it comes to fitness goals by pushing ourselves too hard too fast and then find we are unable to keep this high level up. Pilates holidays offer a great way to improve your over all fitness, tone up and reduce body fat with achievable exercises that leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated.

Pilates can also work for the individual, allowing you to exercise at a level at which you feel comfortable. As you improve you are then able to increase the level at which you are exercising, meaning you can constantly move forwards, ever improving your health and fitness to reach your goals.

Pilates is a great exercise to add to your lifestyle, whether you practice it every day, or once a week, Pilates can help you reach your goals and stick to your New Year's Resolution in 2014.

So now you know the health benefits of Pilates holidays, why not give it a go?

1 comment:

Mike said...

Thank you for posting all health benefits of Pilates. I will surely consider. Indeed, very useful post written by you. Cheers!
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