Pilates and your cholesterol numbers

You already know Pilates strengthens and lengthens muscles. You already know it promotes balanced posture, builds muscle, and benefits the low-back.

But that's not all.

Researchers say a consistent Pilates practice also increases HDL cholesterol levels not just a little, but "significantly." Their study, published in the Journal of Exercise, Nutrition & Biochemistry, outlines how a Pilates based sweat session that lasts 70-80 minutes and is repeated 3 times a week can improve blood lipid levels.

Now you have just one more reason to get on the reformer. It's a good one.

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