Saturday, August 15, 2009

Science on weight, yoga, and mindfulness

SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2009 (UPI) -- Regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people, and over-weight people may drop a few pounds, U.S. researchers said. Alan Kristal and his colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said in an earlier study, the researchers learned middle-age people who practice yoga gained less weight over a ten year period than those who did not -- independent of physical activity and dietary patterns. The follow-up study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, found people who ate mindfully... More>>