Study Reveals Pilates Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes

                    Pilates is a gain for health and well being.                According to a study published in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, women above the average age of 65 years to participate in a 12 weeks program. Pilates, the training of the modality resulted in the improvement of the functional capacity and helped in the control of the glucose (blood glucose level) in the women who practiced the activity. Type 2 diabetes is considered a public health problem, being one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, which kill about 300 thousand people in Brazil per year and choosing a physical activity like Pilates is a gain for health and well being. November 14 is World Diabetes Day, date created on 1991 by the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to make the population aware of the disease. Metalife Pilates instructor Marcela Contursi prepared a workout with four basic exercises: Merdmaid Continues after Advertising The merdmaid aims to strengthen the oblique muscles, in addition to the lumbar square, latissimus dorsi and pectorals. This exercise acts on spinal mobility in lateral flexion of the trunk, increasing joint amplitude and mobility. It has stretching action on deep lateral flexors of the trunk and intercostal muscles and axial stretching of the convex side. It works on costal rail mobility, increases lateral range of motion of the trunk and scapular stabilization; Going up and Front It aims to stabilize the pelvic girdle, maintain contraction of the deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor called “Power House”. It works in synergy with the trunk stabilizing muscles and the hip muscles. It aims to strengthen the muscles of the femoral quadriceps and the gluteus maximus. Have the Pilates practitioner develop eccentric control of movement and balance as well as body alignment; Front Triceps Its purpose is to strengthen the triceps brachii, the vastus lateralis and medialis, the pectoralis majorus and the anconeum. It works hard on scapular stability; Swan front It aims to strengthen: for vertebrae, rhomboid major, rectus abdominis, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. It works to extend spinal mobility, lengthens the anterior trunk chain, and promotes scapular stabilization. Pilates is a gain for health and well being. METALIFE PILATES – The company is the South American leader in Pilates equipment manufacturing, and 2nd in the world in the segment. Reference in quality, the products meet the most demanding world market standards, continuously strive for innovation and excellence in the production of equipment and accessories, and in customer relationships. It has over 30 1,000 studios sold in 15 years of history with presence in more than 15 countries. Website:        
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