The Studio Durham House Blog | Nutrition for Pilates

Most Pilates practitioners understand that Pilates is a lifestyle and not just an exercise routine, and proper nutrition is one of the best ways to invigorate this lifestyle. Today we explore a few nutritional tips which can support your Pilates practice (and exercise in general).

Stay Hydrated

Good hydration provides maximum flexibility, so you get the most out of your Pilates routine. And, since so many cellular chemical reactions are water-based, especially in the muscles, proper hydration boosts strength and endurance, so you can squeeze an extra few minutes out of each Pilates session. That little extra effort often makes a significant difference in how you look and feel.

The water you drink way before you come to class is the water your body will use for cooling and to maintain your blood pressure in class. Coming to class dehydrated can even make you feel dizzy or nauseated.

Hydration for the class you’re going to take can even start the night before. Drink in the morning or throughout the day before you come to class and you’re sure to feel on top of your game.

Boost Protein Intake

It is no secret that your core and your stomach are going to get seriously worked.  Therefore you need to have a solid nutritional base when undertaking regular Pilates. Stick to lots of protein and fresh fruit and vegetables to give yourself the best choice.

Protein is slow-digesting energy that supports the endurance for Pilates workouts. Proteins also create a feeling of fullness, so adjust your eating/workout schedule accordingly.

Protein is slow-digesting energy that supports the endurance for Pilates workouts, and aids muscle and tissue repair following an intense workout. Proteins also create a feeling of fullness, so adjust your eating/workout schedule accordingly.

Pilates is a wonderful way to enhance your life both physically and emotionally. The more you can do to optimize your Pilates workout, the better results you’ll see. By making these few nutritional changes, you can truly take your Pilates routine to the next level.

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