Pilates: The Amazing Health Benefits to Singaporeans

Pilates is a combination of relaxation and strengthening exercise. Pilates help a person lighten up the load on his joints and most importantly on his spinal cord. This pilates course which is typically popular in Singapore can also relieve tension and is done through aligning the muscles. One of the reasons why this exercise is performed is because of the incorrect usage of the muscles which affects body posture.

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Pilates is one way to fortify the body since this body conditioning exercise will require all body parts moving. You can do it while sitting, lying down or even standing. Once you have experienced this regular activity, you will once again discover what are the natural movement of your body most especially the muscles. Plus, you will obtain its benefits. Here are the following:

  • Correct Bone Alignment: With proper bone organisation, you muscles will be intact. If the body has a good posture, the joints, ligaments and muscles are in great shape. Therefore, it will reduce the force of gravity which sometimes results to different pains and aches.
  • Adds Physical Strength: It is true you can control how buff or how lean you muscles will be. However, even if what structure of muscles you have, the benefits are the same – it adds you more strength.fit-Yoga-530x300
  • Increases Flexibility: Strength is nothing without flexibility. To obtain flexibility, Pilates is the exact physical activity for this. This is an amazing way to keep your muscles free from tension and avoid cramps.
  • Builds Endurance: Stamina is what Pilates improves. Not just physical stamina but also mental toughness. Sometimes, mental stamina is really needed especially if you need it.
  • Eliminates Stress: Pilates will be a powerful method to relieve stress. It can also be in a form of breathing exercise while keeping a serene environment.153170732_t670x470

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Toning Your Arms

Women are especially conscious about their arms when wearing their sleeveless tops. As a result, women submit to hours of toning their arms. There is nothing wrong with that. If you belong to this group, you should do your best to stick to your routine so you can achieve your ideal arms.

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Here are some exercises that you can consider when you are serious about toning your arms:

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  • Curls: Look for a chair or bench, sit with your legs spreading your legs a little and carry the dumbbell in both arms. Before getting started, make sure to lean forward. Now you can swing your arms downwards and back to your shoulder. Do it ten times.
  • Upright row: After the curls, you can do the upright row. This is easy, think that you are part of a rowing team. Stand straight and carry the dumbbells in front of you. Do not forget to bend your elbows and then row like you mean it. Do it ten times.
  • Band exercises: Band exercises will tone your arms making it stronger. Be sure to stand over the resistance band. You have to spread your feet first before doing the exercise. You should hold each of the band and slowly pull it towards your shoulders. After bringing it upwards, you can drop it to discharge the tension.

Then again, exercise will not suffice if you do not change your diet and your eating habits. Toning the body in general comprise of many things not just exercise. If you think that you cannot do everything at once, you have to slow down and enjoy the moment. Do not rush the body. Let the body adapt to the changes and it will surely bring you good times.

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07 Jun 2014