The Benefits Of Hatha Yoga

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Obesity, a major health issue surrounding America, can lead to many bodily complication including diabetes, breast cancer, high blood pressure. In 2001 over 20% of people were obese in the U.S. conventional remedies were introduced but only moderately effects were noticed. A common practice used though is Hatha yoga. It's a popular spiritual and physical method that and can help with weight loss and up keeping.. These typical sessions last 60-90 minutes and executed in by a teacher with prior knowledge and experience. Although the 90 minute session results in a 250 kcal expend, a less rigorous practice would not be able to subsequently influence the balance of energy. In this study the link between weight gain and yoga in middle age adults. …show more content…
For those who are overweight, weight gain was reduced by 18.5pounds. The relative odds were in favor of weight loss than weight gain. There were many weaknesses though.The data was gathered from 1,039 people, 43% practiced yoga for 30 minutes or less. Normal yoga session last 60-90 minutes. Mong that 43% only 132 practiced yoga for 4 or more years. Continuously many could not report the type of yoga practiced, which differ in physical intensity. This study’s design, however, is cross sectional so the data is retrospective. There is also a problem with people under reporting their weight. (higher in overweight people). Yoga practitioners were in better health overall. There were several strengths to the study as well. The questionnaire, which questioned intensity, frequency, type, and duration of physical activities in a 10 year period, was valid.extensive data was collected on diet, health history and previous weight change. Because he sample size was so large individuals with serious illnesses were excluded from the study. Yoga is related to weight loss and has the capacity to contribute to maintaining weight. It was reported by practitioners that yoga helped make them “feel more connected” to their bodies. Yoga promotes body positivity and a sense of well being. These positive experience carry on into daily life and the need to respect the body and avoid junk food. Yoga is accessible …show more content…
The study was designed to collect data from the ages of 30- 45 so people in their teens or early 20s and 30s would not qualify. Race does not seem to be a problem because no race was specified. As well as all the people that were excused from the experiment.These people include: those who are not between the ages 53-57, those who have a disease or disorder that causes weight loss, those less than four feet tall, women taller than seven feet and men taller than 8 feet, and those whose BMI is greater than 18.5.This study is not generalizable, but according to the National Health Interview Survey the prevalence of yoga practice was similar , 7.5%, meaning that part of the study is

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