3 things to know about Pilates and weight loss – Suburban Life Publications

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 12:50 am

Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body regardless of your current fitness level.

This low-impact exercise focuses on muscular strength and endurance movements. Here are 3 things to know and Pilates and weight loss.

1. Improved muscle strength leads to more calories burned

Building lean muscle will help boost your metabolism, which in turn helps you burn more calories throughout the day.

A study by Clinical Interventions in Aging showed that a weight-loss intervention consisting of Pilates and aerobic exercise added lean muscle mass and decreased fat mass. Aim for at least 30 minutes per day or longer workouts for better results.

2. Movements help with pain management

If you experience back pain, arthritis or fibromyalgia, a low-impact workout like Pilates can help ease pain. With a relief in pain, exercising can become easier and more comfortable.

Pilates is popular during rehabilitation and can be adapted to fit individual needs. A certified instructor at Be Fit PT & Pilates in Downers Grove can help you modify the Pilates movements to help you achieve your goals.

3. Pilates can tone muscles and change your body

Pilates movements help tone your muscles, especially in the midsection. With improved muscle tone, your body will have a leaner appearance. By strengthening your abdomen, you also improve your posture and increase your range of motion for the joints.

When you increase the amount of time you spend exercising, you will also experience an increase in your energy level. Pilates can help you get moving, especially if youre not looking for a high-impact workout routine.

Be Fit PT & Pilates does not require a membership, and private lessons are offered in addition to classes taught by nationally certified personal trainers and instructors.

Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates: 4934 Main St. Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630.964.4008, http://www.befitpt.com

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