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Deep Core Breathing and Pain Relief

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The core muscles play a more active role in breathing than one might think, while the lungs play passive and equally important role. That’s why it pays to be aware of how we use our core muscles. One important payoff is pain relief. Add mindfulness to a natural process Deep breathing is, of course, deep…

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Causes of Sports Injuries

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A sports injury is any musculoskeletal condition caused during physical activity, sporting activity, aerobic activity, or exercise. A sports injury can be: muscle strain ligament sprain bone fracture tendon rupture Children, youth athletes, and college athletes are more likely to get a sports injury than older adults. Boys/men are more likely than girls/women to get…

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Five Pilates Exercises for Balance

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Balance exercises and exercises for balance are key parts of a fitness regimen. What’s the difference? Well, we haven’t found a distinction in the research literature. However, we use balance exercises in therapy to treat vestibular disorders or balance issues from other causes. These involve the use of unstable surfaces and other modalities. On the…

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Virtual Therapy & Classes at Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 may take unprecedented changes to daily routines, but staying healthy through it all is still a priority. Some conditions will regress without the attention of a therapist. Sadly, we’ve seen it before in cases where people drop out of care. That’s one of a number of reasons this pandemic concerns…

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Improve Balance in Seniors With Pilates

Pilates improves balance in seniors. It strengthens soft tissue of the lower extremities that normally decline with age. How Pilates improves balance musculature Pilates is a system of mainly bodyweight resistance exercises. These exercises can be done on an exercise mat or on special equipment that offers spring resistance. With its focus on controlled activation…

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The Effect of Pilates on Diabetes

Doctors recommend medication and physical activity to successfully manage blood glucose levels. It turns out that Pilates is an effective exercise for diabetes management. A study conducted in Iran reported on the participation of women with Type 2 diabetes. Those who did Pilates for eight weeks reported better general health, lower disease symptoms, less anxiety,…

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