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Can yoga a form of weight loss exercise?

Can yoga a form of weight loss exercise?

It can be: Yoga is good for the mind and body. It does not burn off as many calories as weight lifting, running, etc. It could be easily combined with other forms of physical activity and dietary restriction into a healthy weight loss program. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Could you tell me what's the best type of yoga for weight loss?

Could you tell me what's the best type of yoga for weight loss?

Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. ...Read more

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How often do I have to do yoga and how long to achieve weight loss?

How often do I have to do yoga and how long to achieve weight loss?

It depends: Weight loss requires burning fat which dependson howlong you exercise every day.It takes about an hour of daily exercise to lose a few hundred calories(200-400/d). At this rate it takes about 15-20 days to lose one pound of weight unlessy ou restrict your diet and cut calories that way which is much more effective in losing weight than exercise alone.So you have to do both to get the best results. ...Read more

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Yoga for weight loss, good idea?

Yoga for weight loss, good idea?

Yoga: Yes!this is part of a comprehensive program that will help you lose weight.Paying attention to excellent nutrition, regular exercise and correction of hormonal imbalances play a very important part of this program.Under the 'exercise' portion, yoga is very useful, incorporating stretching/strength training and relaxation all in one!it's awesome! ...Read more

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Is Pilates and yoga enough exrercise for weight loss in one month?

Maybe a little: Depends on your calorie intake, how many kcals you are burning, the type of calories you are eating, but you may see a little bit of weight loss with a good regular routine. ...Read more

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Yoga vs. Running for weight loss, which do you think is the most effective?

Yoga vs. Running for weight loss, which do you think is the most effective?

Mix it up!: No single form of exercise will lead to complete fitness. Just as your body needs a variety of foods, it also needs different exercises to develop aerobic fitness (optimal cooperation btw the heart, lungs and muscle cells), strong, metabolically active muscles, and flexibility. What works best for weight loss is finding several activities you enjoy, and doing them regularly over a long time. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss and posture, Pilates or yoga? I'm already dieting and running just need a little help with posture :-)

Which is better for weight loss and posture, Pilates or yoga? I'm already dieting and running just need a little help with posture :-)

Either.: I think the choice is more "which one am i more likely to stick with?" rather than "which one is better?" - there isn't a huge difference in their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Why should I take time from emphasizing walking/bike riding to do strength training or yoga? Goal is to lose weight.

Why should I take time from emphasizing walking/bike riding to do strength training or yoga? Goal is to lose weight.

Strength training : Builds lean muscle mass which increases your metabolism allowing you to burn more calories for the same workout and you can make weight training a cardio event as well. Yoga can allow you to better focus on your goal while maintaining flexibility with your exercising to help minimize muscle aches and injuries for a well balanced workout of body and mind! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more