Expert advice about health & fitness

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Q. My friend has suggested I try a pilates class with her to help me prepare for my wedding. How will it help me?

A. Lyndsay Hirst says: There are lots of ways pilates can benefit the soon-to-be newlywed. One of its key principles is concentration. This means you have to focus on how your body is moving so that it takes your mind off any wedding stresses and gives you time to focus on yourself. This combined with breathing exercises makes it a very relaxing workout.

You'll find it works to strengthen the core and postural muscles. It teaches you how to hold the lower abdominal area and build tone around your tummy, pelvis, hips and shoulders. This helps you to stand correctly, which can completely transform your posture.

The other great thing about working the core muscles is a reduction in back pain. If this is something you're prone to, then the last thing you want is to be suffering on your special day.

Lyndsay Hirst

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