Skipping class is tempting during the winter. The sun rises later, sets earlier, and it’s easier just to stay inside where it’s warm and relaxing. During the holiday season this temptation gets even harder to resist. After all, you’re so busy that it’s nearly impossible to say no to a little down time. While we truly understand the urge, we want to encourage you all to make time for Pilates this holiday season.
Pilates can help you power through this busy season, and feel better while you’re doing it. One of the ways it can help is by providing you a healthy outlet for stress, including the pent-up tension you retain in your muscles that lead to headaches and pain. This will make dealing with that busy holiday schedule, and the stress that often comes with it, a lot easier!
Practicing Pilates has also been shown to improve your metabolism – read more about it in this article from Prevention. To receive this important benefit, however, you must engage in regular training sessions. Since so much of our time from November through the end of the year includes over-indulging, this is a particularly important reason not to skip class!
The regular practice of Pilates can also help you overcome the holiday-blues and general depression many people feel around this time of year (Read more). It does this by stimulating the release of endorphins, a compound your body can release to improve your mental outlook instantly. These are typically released during physical activity, and can also help you overcome chronic pain. (Read more)
There’s no downside to making time for Pilates, so instead of skipping class, come on in and find out how much brighter the holiday season can be!