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|Exercising For Your Aging Body!
Exercising builds muscles and endurance. But did you know that you also build and maintain the amount and thickness of your bones (bone density). If you are concerned with Osteopenia/Osteoporosis. You might consider Pilates.
Your aging body needs:
Improving flexibility and agility
Weight-bearing means your feet and legs support your body's weight. That's why the Ballet Barre and free weights are excellent for toning muscles and building strength!
Pilates is helpful for Menopausal Symptoms
Studies have supported that deep diaphragmatic breathing reduces the frequency and intensity of hot
flashes, mood swings, tension and insomnia associated with menopause.
Functional Posture, Alignment and Balance
Gravity pulls us down and activities of daily living (especially seated desk work) pull us forward. After years of these forces, our posture and alignment can become faulty leading to joint pain and less
compression force on our bones which can lead to decreased bone density. Also as we age our sense of balance lessens increasing our risk for falls. Bad posture is aging!!!
To age with gracefully in a stronger body, try Pilates and see if it's the exercise for you!