It’s that time of year when people have over eaten, drunk too much and not been as active as they usually are. Plus there are still a pile of treats hanging around tempting you. I know as there are choccies and cake in my house looking at me.
Detox is one of those buzz words each New Year.
“a period when you stop taking unhealthy or harmful foods/drinks, or drugs into your body for a period of time, in order to improve your health”
Which got me thinking as to how Pilates can be seen as a detox, cleansing the body of things we don’t want, improving health.
1. It releases tight muscles. A tight muscle is going to cause a restriction in your movement patterns and may cause pain.
2. It stretches you. Those muscles that are shortened will love you for it. One of the common ones being the hamstrings which are shortened if you sit down a lot.
3. It relaxes and calms you. No one goes out of our classes feeling more stressed or anxious than when they walked in.
So for me, Pilates is the ultimate detox. It leaves my mind and body feeling decluttered, destressed and detoxed.
So in 2015, step away from the fad diets, the juices, those resolutions that won’t last. Embrace a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced intake of food you enjoy and that is good for you. Keeping active in the best way for your body.