The slow stretches and meditations of yoga don't burn calories the way a run on a treadmill does, but a new study suggests it might help middle-age people keep weight off.
Middle-age people of normal weight generally put on pounds over 10 years, but those who did yoga gained less weight than those who didn't practice yoga. "Except for very strenuous yoga practices, you don't really burn enough energy to make any difference in terms of weight," said Alan Kristal, one of the researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who has practiced yoga for 10 years.
Most yoga fans say weight loss is just a bonus with the disciplined form of meditation, controlled breathing and prescribed postures, Chicago Tribune reports citing AP.
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