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Health Tip: Pilates Fitness Training for Almost Everyone

Baby boomers may get a big benefit

(HealthDay News) -- Pilates is a popular exercise particularly in vogue today.

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), baby boomers may find the stretching and strengthening especially helpful to their core muscles.

Here's a list of long-term benefits experienced by those who perform Pilates:

  • Better posture, alignment and balance.
  • Greater body awareness.
  • More flexibility.
  • Longer, leaner muscles.
  • Relief from back pain and other injuries.
  • Better range of motion.
  • Less stress and mental tension.

A healthy eating plan and heart-pumping activities combined with Pilates can help achieve a total body workout.

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