Study Shows Weight Loss Benefits Of Yoga

Study Shows Weight Loss Benefits Of Yoga


APPS AND 24-HOUR GYMS ARE MAKING IT EASIER THAN EVER TO START. BUT NEW RESEARCH SHOWS WHY ONE ANCIENT TECHNIQUE COULD BE THE BEST CHOICE FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. IAN CULL EXPLAINS WHY, IN THIS MORNING’S “HEALTHIER ME.” YOU MAY NOT THINK YOGA IS THE WAY TO JUMPSTART YOUR BODY INTO A HEALTHY YEAR FULL OF SHREDDING POUNDS. BUT A NEW STUDY SHOWS YOGA IS A GREAT WAY TO GET IN SHAPE. “IT IS A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION AND I THINK IT’S ALL PART OF TRYING TO FIND A BETTER WAY OF BALANCING MY LIFE.” CALMING, RELAXING SURE, BUT IT’S NOT ALL MENTAL. THE STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY FOUND THAT COMPARED TO PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T WORK OUT…PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE YOGA: -SHOWED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE, CHOLESTEROL AND BMI. AND, FOR WEIGHT LOSS – YOGA WORKED JUST AS WELL AS CYCLING OR BRISK WALKING. “THERE’S A LOT OF PHYSICALITY AND CHALLENGING PHYSICAL EXERCISE IN YOGA, ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS.” INSTRUCTORS AT “BE THE CHANGE WELLNESS AND YOGA” HAVE NOTICED GREAT STRIDES IN CLIENTS STRENGTH AND WEIGHTLOSS. “THAT’S SOMETHING YOU CAN FEEL WHILE YOU’RE DOING THE PRACTICE, SO IT’S JUST NICE TO GET THAT SCIENCE BEHIND IT.” YOGA MADE THE LIST OF TOP TEN FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2015 IN SHAPE MAGAZINE. OTHERS INCLUDES HIGH INTESITY INTERVAL TRAINING LIKE CROSSFIT, AND PERSONAL TRAINING. TRAINERS IN LOS GATOS SAY WHATEVER YOU DO, GET MOVING. SET SMALL GOALS WITH REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. “WE CAN GET OUT AND WALK OR HIKE OR WALK THE DOG.” AND WEATHER IT’S YOGA OR ANOTHER EXERCISE — DOING SOMETHING CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO START OFF THE NEW YEAR. THE C-D-C RECOMMENDS 150 MINUTES OF MODERATE AEROBIC ACTIVITY… LIKE BRISK WALKING… OR 75 MINUTES OF VIGOROUS AEROBIC ACTIVITY… LIKE JOGGING OR RUNNING… EACH WEEK. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO SEE WHAT FITNESS PLAN WILL WORK BEST FOR YOU.