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The Most Essential Nutrient: Water

Water helps your body: waterglass

  • Maintain a normal temperature and blood circulation
  • Lubricate and cushion your joints
  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
  • Deliver nutrients and oxygen to cells and remove waste
  • Prevent constipation
  • Dissolve nutrients and minerals to make them accessible to the body

 

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What is Pilates?

Developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a method of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Using the ten principles of Pilates, Pilates aims at strengthening your body’s ‘Powerhouse’ (the center of your body, between your bottom ribs and the top of your pubic bone, including the abdominals and the lower back), in order to benefit the whole body. Originally used as a rehabilitation program for prisoners of war, Pilates was later found to be highly beneficial to those seeking a higher level of fitness.

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What to Eat Before Your Workout

Eating Before Exercise for Maximum Results

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful about what you eat before and after your workouts, too?

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