Yoga for Weight Loss

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Synopsis:Weight loss and weight maintenance are often difficult to achieve. Although exercise is recommended as one of the mainstays of treatment, many overweight people have difficulty finding a feasible and enjoyable form of exercise. Yoga, with its physical postures, breathing techniques, relaxation training, and nonreactive mindset, may be an effective approach to help with weight loss. This article summarizes the evidence for yoga as part of a weight management regimen.

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