How does Pilates increase stability in the body?
Pilates centers on strengthening the mid-range (core of the body) before or simultaneously with the extremities (arms and legs), because the potential for injury is greater in the extremities. In contrast with other forms of exercise, Pilates focuses on building mid-range control while working the arms and legs, which is essential to keep complete control around the joints.
Increased control and stability is crucial as we age because it helps us with functional, every-day movement. Pilates has been proven an effective way to combat many age-related ailments like osteoporosis and arthritis. The gentle mid-range movement decreases the compression of the joints while maintaining full range of motion.
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