Yoga and weight management
Yoga is a well-being system on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Today, it is regarded as mental and physical therapy. It is a known system of postures and breathing techniques. It is only a part of the overall discipline of Yoga. People practice yoga to raise their quality of life in many areas as fitness, stress relief, physical and spiritual wellness.
According to Today’s Dietitian nutrition magazine, yoga does not burn as many calories as cardiovascular exercise. However, it does have an influence on successful weight loss and maintenance. According to studies, regular yoga practice resulted in less weight gain with aging. It also significantly decreased body weight, percentage body fat and body image. Recently, many programs for weight management and eating disorders use yoga as part of their programs.
Other research done on obese women with eating disorder who practice yoga for 12 weeks, showed an improvement in the eating habits and more self-confidence and a better a connection with food habits. Overall, they reported feeling more positive about their body and had better eating habits.
When doing yoga, the body naturally comes to its optimal weight; losing or gaining the needed weight. Yoga activates the body, leading to an improvement in digestion and a more efficient usage of food according to the body needs.
Sports and Nutrition
Yoga alone is not enough to lose weight, you have to complement it with a proper diet. And this also applies to any kind of sports.
Sport nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet with regards to improving one’s athletic performance. Nutrition is an important part of sports, especially weight lifting and body building. To achieve the best results, sports and nutrition work best together. You need to know the exact amount of protein needed for your body, not more nor less. If you take more, you will put your health at risk.
Many athletes are eating the wrong way and taking so many supplements that may be unnecessary for them. At Activerde, you get the best diet plan, according to your needs with the right amounts of carbohydrates proteins and fats.