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Pilates for Bone Health

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We’ve talked about how Pilates exercise is great for strength, flexibility, balance, control, muscle tone, a flat stomach, spinal health and improved posture.  Did you know that Pilates is good for bone health too?  Bone regenerates and strengthens through forces that act upon it.

Weight bearing, resistance and impact exercises load the bones which help to build and strengthen them.  Pilates exercise offers dynamic resistance, multi-dimensional movement, and decompression of the spine.  Pilates also helps by improving balance to prevent injuries from falling.

Statistics show that 44 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis.   1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over age 50 will have a fracture from osteoporosis at some point.

In today’s society we are more sedentary than ever with the modern conveniences of technology and lack of “play” during adolescence.  Bones and muscles are not challenged during those formative years and have set younger generations up for early bone loss and other issues.  For women, loss of estrogen during menopause leads to faster bone loss.  This is an important time for women to participate in safe and effective exercise intended to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Any and all exercise is beneficial.  There are specific exercise programs addressing bone loss and prevention.  Michelle and I have just completed the “Pilates for Buff Bones®” certification program…a medically endorsed workout that combines Pilates with bone strengthening and balance techniques to optimize the health and safety of your bones.  Pilates for Buff Bones® classes begin Wednesday, August 5th at 5:30pm at Performance Pilates! The Pilates for Buff Bones class is $20.  Everyone welcome…Perfect for those diagnosed with osteoporosis and looking to prevent bone loss.

For more information contact Cody Robbins, 901-871-8791 or getpilates2@gmail.com

 

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