Surprising Health Benefits of Pilates

July 27, 2017 10:00 am Published by

Did you know that pilates is also good for curing back pain and rosacea?

“I stopped groaning. When I get out of the car now, I don’t go arrggghhh”, said author Martin Amis, in relation to pilates. We at Total Restore share Mr Amis’ enthusiasm. Our physiotherapist, Sarah, is a qualified Pilates instructor. This was through the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute).

We have several times over, waxed lyrical over its benefits in curing back pain. With many of us sat at office desks for several hours, it goes against the fact we were born to move about. Pilates, as a low to medium impact workout, can also be done at home as well as your local gymnasium.

As well as curing back pain, they can also help to improve the appearance of your skin. This is also true with people who suffer from rosacea. From experience, rosacea sufferers have stated how heavy exercise has worsened their condition. With heavy exercise involving a degree of stress, the rosacea flares up.

The stress hormone, cortisol, is a key component. This not only has an effect on your skin. It has an effect on blood-sugar levels, your weight, and it can make you spotty. This is where a low to medium impact form of exercise comes to the fore. One that works wonders for your back as well as your skin.

It is worth noting that almost ten million work days per year are lost due to back pain. That according to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive. Pilates are for everyone. Not only sporty types, but also office workers, maybe cleaners. As we have also found, highly regarded authors.

Total Restore, 27 July 2017.

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