Category Archives: Pilates

WP Physio | Physiotherapy

Diabetes and Exercise

Written by willem van der Meijden | 12/06/2016

What Is Diabetes: Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). Type 2 Diabetes accounts to 90% of all

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WP Physio | Pilates

Benefits of Pilates Classes

Written by willem van der Meijden | 07/06/2016

What is Pilates? Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It was created during the First World War with the intention to improve the rehabilitation program for casualties. During this period, Pilates was designed to aid injured soldiers in regaining their health by strengthening, stretching, and stabilising key muscles. Why Pilates? Pilates prefers fewer, more precise movements, requiring control and

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