We see a number of older women in our Queen Creek, AZ studio and osteoporosis is a common concern among our clients. Maintaining bone health is important as we age, and Pilates can help.
It’s well-known that weight-bearing exercise is the key to preventing osteoporosis, and new research shows that Pilates can actually help improve bone mineral density.
In this study, researcher compared whole-body vibration therapy to mat Pilates, and found that the women who did Pilates had improved bone mineral density. Plus, Pilates has other benefits, as well.
If you’re a woman who is concerned about preventing osteoporosis, give our Queen Creek studio a call today at (480) 577-9694.
de Oliveira LC, de Oliveira RG, de Almeida Pires-Oliveira DA. Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Versus Pilates Exercise on Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized and Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 2018 Feb 12. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000184.