It's not just about calories
Thursday, August 29, 2019
I've added yoga back to my exercise routine for a number of reasons: strength, balance, flexibility and calming to name just a few. There are a couple of classes at our gym and I've been thinking about trying a more aggressive form, but not sure about that. Read an article today in Popsugar.com ("Experts Agree: Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight, Especially If You Do This Type of Practice"). Seems like depending on the type of yoga can help you burn calories.
But for me, it's not just about the calorie burn. Exercise for me is a way to keep my heart healthy, my body fit, my mind at ease. Walking our dog on a beautiful day just starts the day off right.
this paragraph in the yoga article says it all for me: "A more gentle yoga class, such as Hatha, won't burn as many calories. But it can benefit your mental health and decrease stress levels while helping you be more mindful, all of which have weight-loss benefits as well."
Why do you exercise? What are all the benefits for you?