Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise that can not only help you with weight loss, but improve your overall health and alleviate some of the most bothersome symptoms of menopause.
While it originated as a part of the Indian cultural tradition, it is now a mainstay in across the world in health clubs, gyms, spas and private studios.
As a matter of fact, did you know that…
…You can use Yoga to combat stress, bone loss and weight gain in all stages of menopause? The exercises alone will help strengthen your bones and improve your flexibility. The meditation aspect of it will lower your stress level. Since we tend to overeat during times of stress yoga can assist with weight loss by reducing stress before we start self-medicating with cheap sugary calorie and fat-ladden food!
…Yoga banishes anxiety through slow stretching, quiet meditation and focusing our minds? Slowing down while engaging your body and mind helps you put things in perspective and relax before starting (or ending!) your day. See the photo to your right for some of the poses most commonly used!
…Yoga can help you lose weight because it reduces your stress which can affect your eating habits. The movement will also help you burn calories. Most yoga programs tend to be pretty low impact, but there is also some more intense yoga workouts designed to burn fat quickly, such as Bikram or “hot” yoga.
Yoga is just one part of a total mind-body approach to weight loss and menopause related problems. As always, consult with a medical professional to receive sound advice about what is best for you.
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