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New Pilates program for moms

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New mothers want to get in shape quickly and safely, leaving their "baby weight" behind without leaving their baby behind. That's the idea behind a new exercise program created by a mom for a mom. It's called "mamalates." It's a Pilates-based class for mothers, designed to restore core strength. Wendy Foster created it. She's an internationally certified Pilates instructor and a mom. She couldn't find a safe postpartum exercise class after the birth of her first child. So, with the help of a doctor, she created the program and a DVD version for moms to work out at home. "If they had a cesarean, a vaginal birth, if they had abdominal separation or pelvic floor issues -- it all has to be addressed with whatever fitness you're doing postpartum, but the first piece is to learn what's going on with your body before you can rebuild it," Foster said. She helps moms rebuild with a low impact workout. Fitness experts say you must start any exercise program slowly after having a baby. "Everything is kind of relaxed and stretched," said Dr. Tammy Lundervold. "Your joints are not back to where they should be -- tendons, ligaments, nothing has contracted and come back yet.

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'Slow Burn' Pilates can yield quicker fitness results

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In the Lakeside Room at the Heather Farm Community Center, students in a fitness class enjoy a view of the Canada geese and ducks surrounding the lake. The scene, the students said, adds to the serenity of the winter morning as they arrive at their class with green, elastic flex bands and foam rollers in tow. Soon, the students are lying on the foam rollers, gently massaging their backs from side to side. Then, the rollers are placed to one side as students stand up to step one foot on their flex bands and with their elbows to their sides, they perform steady bicep curls as both hands stretch the flex bands up and down. "Slow, slow, slow," said instructor Connie English. "Nice and steady." The class they're taking isn't the typical, traditional Pilates mat class known for strengthening, toning and sculpting the body. Slow Burn Pilates offers the same benefits as the traditional method but its emphasis is on slow and steady movements, English said.

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Kelly Osbourne Shows Off Svelte Figure

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ROCK offspring Kelly Osbourne showed off her svelte new figure while posing for photographers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City this past Saturday.Kelly — daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne — has previously revealed that taking part on Dancing With The Stars helped her lose weight. “My whole life has changed so much since Dancing With The Stars,” she said in October. “I’ve never felt so healthy. Pilates is amazing, my posture is so much better and I’m even starting to get muscles on my tummy — it’s incredible. I’ve become totally obsessed with Pilates, everyone should try it.”

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Can Pilates get rid of morning sickness?

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Pregnancy means a change of lifestyle for many women, with smoking, drinking alcohol and eating sushi off the menu to keep healthy. Instead, gentle exercise such as Pilates and light cardio should take their place.

According to research, light exercise means a healthier pregnancy, labour and delivery and even a healthier newborn baby. Yet research also shows that around 4 in every 5 pregnancy ladies suffer from morning sickness during the first trimester. This can be anything from a stomach upset to throwing up almost every day – and contrary to its name, morning sickness can last all day!, If you are suffering from morning sickness, the last thing you feel you can manage is some ‘light exercise’ so is it possible to prevent morning sickness?, According to American Pilates instructor Jillian Moriarty, for those with mild symptoms of morning sickness prevention is definitely possible, although it does mean moving, which is probably the last thing you want to do. The deep breathing required in Pilates and yoga is ideal to start with because it helps with relaxation, reducing anxiety, stress and lower heart rate – all of which helps to combat that nauseous feeling.

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The Benefits of Using a Pilates Fitness Ball

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Pilates exercise ball is the most important component of Pilates Ball Workout. There are a variety of exercises involved in this method of workouts and they are quite easy to learn as well. The mechanisms of these workouts function on the principles of simple and low impacting repetitive actions.

Each and every Pilates Ball exercise is designed for a combination of flexibility and strength. Your whole body will need to be alert and focus on the breathing rhythm at the same time. Youll get the best results with the Pilates exercise ball if you concentrate on the entire body workouts.

Pilates exercise ball is developed as a movement regime and they are available in many sizes. They are an integral part of a wide range of specialized exercises which help in reinforcing excellent body movements for a more balanced composure. These are a plethora of workouts to choose from and you get a lot of options to pick and choose from the ones you are comfortable performing.

Pilates ball exercises enable a group of muscles to be trained at once, with a safe, simple and efficient exercise method. The ball ensures the exercises are safe and low impact.

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Weight loss is a new twist on yoga

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Regular yoga practice may help stave off that dreaded middle-age spread, U.S. researchers report in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

They found that normal- weight people who did yoga regularly gained less weight over 10 years, regardless of their diet and other physical activity. And overweight yoginis (and yogis) even dropped a few pounds.

It all came down to mindful eating.

Researchers found that people who do yoga were more aware of what they ate and stopped eating when they were full. The same didn't hold true for walkers and runners.

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