Expert shares practice for women over 50 to look younger – it 'actually makes you taller'

Pilates works the body to improve many abilities associated with youthfulness such as flexibility, mobility, stability, coordination, strength and balance, the expert explained.

Tones muscles

Pilates targets specific muscle groups including the core, arms and legs and by strengthening and toning these muscles, “women can achieve a more youthful and healthy appearance”.

Helps to reduce stress

Menopause can be a stressful time for women and stress can exacerbate symptoms, contributing to weight gain, poor sleep quality, premature ageing and dull skin, Amanda commented.

Fortunately, Pilates promotes relaxation involving deep breathing and focusing on the mind-body connection, “which can help women feel calmer and more relaxed as your body produces ‘feel good’ hormones during your practice”.

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