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Pilates will help strengthen your core mucles including those in your back.

I discovered a great exercise system a few years go.  It’s called Pilates and it strengthens your core muscles and improves your elasticity.

You can get a terrific  introduction to Pilates in the book  Pilates for Beginners.

I have this book.  It served as my introduction to Pilates. I highly recommend it.

I first discovered Pilates a couple of years ago when I strained my lower back.   Since practicing Pilates, my back has become quite strong and resilient…until a few day ago.

Suffice to say, I slacked off a bit on my Pilates exercises and WHAM!  I strained my lower back.  And it didn’t take much.

Point is, if you’re like me and spend a lot of time in front of the computer or behind a desk, you need to get some physical activity. (As soon as my back heals, I’m starting my Pilates program again. this blog post will serve as a constant reminder!)  And physical activity not only recharges our batteries, but helps in shaking out the cobwebs so we can get back in a creative mood.

Pilates is a terrific exercise method.  It challenges your muscles and requires constant mental focus.  It’s important to keep form during the movements in order to achieve the optimum results.

All you need to get started is your own person and a piece of floor/mat to do the various moves.

The cost is next to nil. Pick up the book at amazon.com or the local library, get on your workout clothes, and you’re ready to go!  No health club membership required!

And, please remember, check with your doctor to make sure you are able to undertake any exercise routine.


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