The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    Benefits of Pilates in women

    Researchers at the University of Evora, in Portugal, measured the effect of Pilates-based mat exercises on life satisfaction, and perception of health status in healthy women.

    First, the details.

    • 62 healthy adult women were randomly assigned to a treatment group for 6 months.
      • Pilates-based mat exercises twice per week, 60-minutes per session
      • Control group
    • Life satisfaction, perception of appreciation by other people, perception of physical appearance, perception of functionality, total physical self-concept, and perception of health status were measured.

    And, the results.

    • The Pilates group showed significant improvements at 6 months in life satisfaction, perception of appreciation by other people, perception of physical appearance, perception of functionality, total physical self-concept, perception of health status.
    • Between 3 and 6 months there was significant improvement in life satisfaction, perception of appreciation by other people, perception of physical appearance, perception of functionality, and total physical self-concept.

    The bottom line?

    Perception of life improves with Pilates, according to the results of this study.

    5/9/11 21:51 JR

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