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Pilates: A Complete Workout!

Pilates: A Complete Workout!

Fitness fads come and go, but Pilates has persisted worldwide, increasingly gaining popularity, and is favored by many people and fitness fanatics all over the world. It is by no means your only avenue to achieve your fitness goals; but people use it to complement other forms of exercise, and have found that this not only makes you look leaner and fitter, but also strengthens and protects the body.

 

World of Pilates!

World of Pilates!

Origin of Pilates

Born in 1883, Joseph Pilates was a sick child. He spent a lot of time researching avenues for fitness and body building and developing exercises to overcome his ailments and become stronger. During World War I, he made exercise equipment from springs of hospital beds and used the exercises he developed to help wounded soldiers get stronger and back on their feet. When the influenza epidemic in 1918 claimed thousands of lives, he noted that none of his trainees had died. He eventually moved to New York in 1928 and started what would be the first Pilates studio, which soon became popular with dancers. Almost 90 years later, Pilates remains an effective form of exercise and is now popular worldwide.

strenghten and stretch your whole body

strenghten and stretch your whole body

Pilates is not a magical wand and it certainly needs to be augmented with other exercises. So if you are just looking to lose weight, please remember that you need to complement Pilates with cardio and Continue reading “Pilates: A Complete Workout!” »

Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap
Easy and Convenient

Easy and Convenient

From the multivitamins you pop in so casually to the thermometers and professional BP monitors and fitness equipment, the online world has it all today. You just have to log in, swipe and enjoy the e-shopping experience that it also has a cash-on-delivery option. Health, beauty and fitness are touted to be the fastest, growing segments in e-commerce. The online directory of web sites offering these services is endless. Most of these websites claim over 100 to 250 percent growth year after year. The e-market is flooded with products from the US, Japan, South Korea and Europe. A majority of the users are from tier-II and III cities without access to retail outlets selling leading brands. Then there are those who don’t have time to go shopping.

mobile all the way

mobile all the way

While most web sites carry statutory messages asking the user to buy medicines only after consulting a doctor, what sell the most online are contraceptives, imported hair and skin care products (especially sunscreens, shampoos, anti-acne products and whitening creams), gadgets, health supplements, health gadgets (BP monitors, glucose monitors, thermometers, nebulisers, inhalers, disposable contact lens and oximeters) and personal fitness equipment.

There is, however, a dark side to this impulsive market. A buyer may end up with side effects by purchasing products that lack proper research. In fact, there are forums where Continue reading “Mouse Trap” »