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Pilates Exercises For Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

 

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lower pelvic region. It acts as support of your inner organs, keeping them in place and helping them function properly.

The muscles of your pelvic floor - like any other muscle in the body - must have the...

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Tight Low Back? Try This Pilates Cadillac Exercise

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Rather than asking who has experienced low back tightness before, I should really poll...

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From Stiff Spine to Mobile Spine

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To prevent injury and move efficiently, we need our bodies to have strength and mobility. Maybe...

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Pilates Improves our Everyday Activities

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One of the greatest benefits of practicing Pilates is how much it helps us in our daily lives. It can...

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Pilates Exercises for Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a separation between the right and left halves of the rectus abdominals (the 6-pack) and a thinning and separating of the connective tissue in between. This can create a "pooch" effect and reduced strength in the trunk.

This condition is very common among postnatal...

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Pilates Exercises for Low Bone Density

Many people are nervous to get started with exercise after finding out they have low bone density. They may worry that putting their body under stress will cause an injury. Rest assured that exercising- with a few guidelines in mind- can actually decrease your risk of bone fracture. And with...

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From Downward Spiral to Upward Spiral

I don’t know about your experience, but I find that most people starting Pilates experience a huge breakthrough about six to twelve months into their Pilates journey. “It’s starting to make sense now” is what I often hear at that stage.

If you’re reading this because...

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Pilates Exercises After An ACL Injury

The ACL is one of the major ligaments that connect the thighbone to the shinbone. Activities that require sudden changes of direction or speed, landing awkwardly from a jump, and collisions can increase the risk of injury. 

If you have suffered an ACL tear or sprain, check out the...

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Strong Back Muscles Might Not Be The Solution To Your Back Problem

Magazine or news articles about health and fitness are not usually written by experts. A journalist interprets an expert’s paper maybe, or they interview an expert. Still, the final article is filtered through the knowledge of the interpreter.

I’ve read many an article that puts the...

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The Most Effective Way to Improve Kyphosis (It May Suprise You!)

When trying to correct a kyphotic posture you have probably learned to use extension exercises. It sounds logical: since the spine is bending forward, strengthening the spinal extensor muscles by bending the spine backward will help it return to normal/neutral, right?

Well, when working on...

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