What should I do besides Pilates to get the most well-rounded fitness routine?

This is a frequent question… Well, deciding how much and what type of exercise you do will depend largely on your goals.  Pilates is a conditioning exercise and is  great for toning.  While it is challenging, it is not a cardiovascular exercise like walking, running, biking or swimming.

The most recent guidelines for physical activity, published at health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines, recommend that adults do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity such as walking or moving on a cardio machine.  For greater health benefits and addressing issues like weight control, it is suggested that aerobic activity should be increase to at least 300 minutes a week. 

Pilates is wonderful and addresses many of fitness issues like core strength, flexibility and balance, but make sure you do not replace cardio days.

June 6, 2010 · Monica Dawson · Comments Closed
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