This movement-based exercise technique was originally developed for dancers nearly a century ago. Pilates not only increases core strength and stability but also range of motion, flexibility, and muscle balance.
Standard sleep advice says you shouldn’t exercise moderately or vigorously within a few hours of bedtime. But surprisingly, most studies have found that early evening exercise does not impair sleep quality.
If you’re an avid runner—or other kind of exerciser—you may have experienced “runner’s high.” It’s commonly described as euphoria during or right after sustained moderate or high-intensity exertion. But many exercisers never experience it.