8.06.2009

Eat Less with Yoga?

Wish that you were a little more mindful when you ate? Maybe you should pull out that yoga mat more often...

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reports that those who practiced yoga regularly gained less weight over a 10-year period than those who did not, even when controlling for exercise and dietary patterns. The researchers hypothesize that mindfulness—a skill learned either directly or indirectly through yoga—may be the reason for the positive results. Downward dog anyone?

For more details on the study, click here.

Photo courtesy of lululemon athletica on Flickr.