May 3, 2010

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Yoga, Mindful Eating, and Weight Loss

Yoga, Mindful Eating, and Weight Loss

A new study has found that a consistent yoga practice is strongly associated with both mindful eating and weight loss. All participants in the study, conducted by Dr. Alan Kristal at the Hutchinson Cancer Center, were physically active, following regimens that included walking for at least 90 minutes per week, but one group regularly practiced yoga. Researchers found that yoga, whether it was practiced vigorously or not, was the only physical activity consistently associated with attentive eating (where one is aware of why she is eating, and therefore more likely to stop eating when she is full). In fact, the yoga participants weighed less, had lower body mass indexes, and were less likely to be obese than the other subjects. To read more about the study, click here.

More evidence of the benefits of yoga keep rolling in! A good reminder to get back onto the mat!

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