- Pilates can aid weight loss and improve muscle strength
- It is also a great stress-busting activity
- Many celebrities include Pilates in their fitness routine
It's a Monday, that too after a really long weekend. We bet you all indulged into some binge eating and satisfied your sweet tooth after a long while. And there's nothing to feel guilty about. Festivities and holidays are all about letting yourself loose and trying to have the best of time, even if you are on a weight loss routine. So as part of #MondayMotivation today, we are going to talk about Pilates and how the fitness regime is adopted by cricketer Hardik Pandya. In one of her recent posts on Instagram, celebrity fitness trainer and Pilates expert Yasmin Karachiwala featured Hardik doing a lateral stretch on the reformer.
#MondayMotivation for weight loss: Here's some fitspiration from Hardik Pandya
There's a reason why numerous celebrities today, including the like Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, are doing Pilates. The fitness regime includes a series of around 500 exercises that are inspired by yoga, ballet and calisthenics. Pilates stretches and lengthens all major muscle groups in the body. It helps in improving flexibility, strength, body awareness and balance.
Speaking of balance, do watch the video shared below of Hardik trying to balance and stretch on the reformer. "If it's easy, it's not Pilates" he writes on the caption of his post. But unlike how it reflects in the caption, Hardik seems to be having quite some fun in doing the exercise.
Apart from weight loss, the many of benefits of Pilates include improved muscle strength - especially abdominal muscles, hips, buttocks and lower back. Pilates is great for improving posture, stabilising spine, enhancing muscular strength on both sides of the body, preventing injuries related to muscle imbalanced and improving physical coordination and balance, to name a very few. What's more is that Pilates also improves concentration, reduces stress and helps you relax and calm down.
But this is not it. Watch Hardik work on his stamina, along with brother Krunal Pandya, in the video below. The two can be seen running back and forth on a field. "Fitness is a way of life with the Pandya fam," Hardik rightly captions his post.
Running is a great weight loss exercise that can help in burning calories. It is an exercise that can be done anytime, anywhere, without any equipment. All you need is running shoes-ones that you are most comfortable in. Running for half an hour every day every alternate day can work wonders in reducing your stress, improving stamina, heart health, blood pressure and strengthening legs.
Well, what better #MondayMotivation than this, right!
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