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12 Health Benefits of Pilates


2. Lose Weight

One of the most attractive features of pilates is that, when combined with a relatively low-calorie diet (roughly 2,000 calories per day for women; 2,500 calories per day for men), it can play a role in helping an individual lose weight.

That’s because general estimates of a moderately intense pilates workout place the total number of calories burned at roughly five calories per minute. If your pilates workout session lasts for an hour, that means you’ll have burned 300 calories, enough to make a significant difference in your caloric plus/minus and giving you the potential to lose weight in a healthy way.

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