4 reasons for a Pilates workout

All sport is a benefit for our body, after all, sports activity strengthens our cardiovascular system and thus prevents diseases such as heart attacks or strokes in the long term. Apart from that, exercise strengthens our lungs, lifts our spirits and counteracts obesity, which in turn is considered a risk factor for various diseases. But it doesn’t always have to be a sweaty HIIT workout, we should also consider Pilates as a sport because of its positive effect on our body.

4 reasons for a Pilates workout

1. Pilates promotes healthy posture

Due to lack of exercise or sedentary work, more and more people in this country suffer from poor posture, leading to long-term postural damage. These in turn can cause pain or strain in the back and, in the worst case, lead to damage to the spine or intervertebral discs. Core strengthening in Pilates ensures an upright posture, both sitting and standing. In addition, the exercises promote awareness of your own body.

2. Pilates strengthens the deep muscles

Unlike this, as is often the case with “normal” weight training, with Pilates we train and strengthen the muscles of the entire body without putting pressure on our joints. The special feature: we train not only our superficial muscles, but above all the deep ones, i.e. the muscle layers that lie deeper in the body and stabilize our joints.

3. Pilates counteracts stress

In the hectic daily life of many people, stress plays an increasingly important role, and with dangerous consequences. Not only do we suffer from permanent tension, hectic pace and worries, but in the long term serious mental or physical illnesses such as depression and cardiovascular diseases can also develop. The combination of strength training and conscious breathing in Pilates not only strengthens our bodies, but also relaxes our minds and can counteract stress.

4. Pilates helps you lose weight

It doesn’t always have to be strenuous HIIT workouts to lose weight. A full body Pilates workout can also be effective and make you sweat a lot. Pilates stimulates circulation and metabolism, and intense sessions can burn up to 500 calories per hour.

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