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Pilates helps control blood pressure in young obese women

April 2, 2020

A new paper published in the journal American Journal of Hypertension in April 2020 shows that Pilates could work well when it comes to improving cardiovascular health and controlling blood pressure in young obese women. This group of patients is at high risk for high blood pressure and weak blood vessel health.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of physical fitness developed by Joseph Pilates, who called it “Contrology.” Now practiced worldwide, it has been adopted by over 11 million people, with the US alone boasting 14,000 instructors. The system is an offshoot of the physical culture movement that occurred around the end of the 19th century, lasting well into the 20th century.

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