Effects of a 12-week Pilates course on lower limb muscle strength and trunk flexibility in women living in the community.

@article{Kao2015EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a 12-week Pilates course on lower limb muscle strength and trunk flexibility in women living in the community.},
  author={Yu-Hsiu Kao and Tsan-Hon Liou and Yi-Ching Huang and Ya-Wen Tsai and Kuo-Ming Wang},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          303-19
        }
}
Researchers in Taiwan studying regular adult physical activity found that among married women aged 26 to 55 years, 56% participated in physical activity, and that the convenience and safety of the activity were major factors contributing to their willingness to exercise. Muscle weakness and poor trunk flexibility are closely related to some chronic diseases in women. In this cross-sectional survey, we used the Polestar Pilates™ method to explore the effects of a 12-week Pilates course on the… CONTINUE READING
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