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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can pilates help build bone density?

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    Natalie Murray

    Pilates Instructor

    Natalie has been teaching Pilates since 1996. Her interest in corrective exercise lead her to Pilates. Helping people take back control over their bodies is … View Profile

    Pilates can help build bone density in conjunction with a sensible diet. There are many weight bearing and resistance exercises and equipment that assist in building bone density in the Pilates studio. As well as maintaining bone strength, Pilates will also help your overall strength, flexibility, balance and posture. These are very important in preventing falls, therefore the risk of bone fractures are decreased.

  • Dr Ben Schutte


    I am a vitalistic chiropractor. Vitalism as a concept, in part, means that the whole is much more than the some of the parts. The … View Profile

    I personally do not believe pilates alone can do this. The more weight bearing exercise you do the better. Nutrition and biochemistry will have the greatest effect.

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