Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pilates For Weight Loss

Many of you know that I teach pilates.  Well, I bet you didn't know that pilates can help you lose weight!

Well it can, and here are a few reasons why:

1. Muscle Burns Fat
When you practice pilates you are building lean muscle tissue. Having more muscle increases our metabolism and a higher metabolism = more fat burned!

2. Inhale. Exhale
Proper breathing is a vital part of any pilates program. When you learn to breathe better you get more oxygen into the body. The muscles need O2 to function, the body needs O2 to burn fat...you see where I am going here...
3. Sleep Easy
Practicing pilates regularly will help improve the quality of your sleep. The more rested you are, the more efficiently you can perform daily activities (including exercise). The more efficient you are, the more calories your burn...are you starting to see a pattern?

4. Smile
Pilates improves mood, decreases depression and increases energy levels. The happier you are and the more energy to have, the more energy you have, the more exercises you can do...I think you are getting the picture :)

5. There is no "Magic Bullet"
Pilates will help you in your quest for weight loss, but you have to make many lifestyle changes to get results.  This includes a healthy diet and cardiovascular activity.

Do your do pilates? What are some of your favourite exercises?

Stay Healthy,

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