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Research Supports the Benefits of Pilates

Researchers from two Portuguese Universities and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing conducted a literature review. The data found strong evidence the pilates improved flexibility and dynamic balance of  subjects when compared with inactive individuals. Flexibility also improved among Pilates participants versus those in habitual exercise groups. Moderate evidence from one high quality study reported …

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Pilates Improves Life Satisfaction for Women

Women who practice pilates consistently for at least 6 months may improve life satisfaction, total physical self-concept and perceptions of their own appearance, functionality and health status, according to research published in Women Health (2011: 51). This was a study of  80 women ages 25-55. After 6 months the pilates group member showed significant improvement …

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