Unsure how to maintain a healthy bone mineral density? Unfortunately for many of us, a degree of osteopenia or osteoporosis will become a part of our profile as we age. The good news is exercise can help manage symptoms, maintain healthy muscle tone, improve balance and reduce the risk of falls or fractures. But what sort of exercise will help? Realistically ANY form of movement that causes your muscles to contract which then pulls on your bones causing stress through the bon
1. Stretching out your mouse arm. Standing in a door way, bring your elbow and forearm to shoulder height and place it on the door frame. Keeping your hips square start to turn away from the door frame until you feel a stretching sensation across the front of your shoulder and chest. Hold for 40-60seconds and repeat on the other side. 2. Attack your lazy glutes when you can’t peel yourself away from the desk. Sitting with your spine stacked tall and feet level on the ground.
- As featured in Body and Soul - http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/fitness/workouts/the-benefits-of-pilates-you-didnt-know-about/news-story/30a587afac5e8f6ace5c4ef8c6c15c46 Stress relief It only takes one Pilates class for a newbie to realise it takes a heck of a lot of concentration to successfully nail the bridge, table top, plank or pike. A ‘Mind Body Connection’ is much more then a spiritual phrase when it comes to Pilates. One must be fully in tune with their body, where i
I guess you thought Pilates was just for the ladies right? You swim, surf, cycle, run, hit the gym and play the odd game of footy so why would you need to introduce anything else into your exercise regime? Maybe your paddle position and stamina could be improved? You want to shave time off your weekly 6km run? Your finishing most days with niggling low back pain even though you remain active…You’re beginning to experience pain in your knee 30kms into your Sunday cycle. If thi