Author Archives: Leanne Hughes

Need to reduce your stress levels? How Pilates improves your ability to handle stress.

For hundreds of thousands of years, stress has served as our body’s natural warning system.  When our caveman ancestors were exposed to potentially life-threatening events, it was stress that ignited their fight or flight response. Today, this fight or flight response still helps us manage threatening events.While a small amount of stress can be a…

New Mother Aches and Pains – Why the first year can be just as straining as the pregnancy itself

You’ve recently given birth and your gorgeous new baby is settling in at home with you. So why are you still suffering aches and pains? What many new mothers don’t realise is the first year after baby is born can be just as straining on the neck, back and hips as the pregnancy itself.  The…


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