Yoga has a place in weight loss, fitness expert says

03/9/2012 | Today's Dietitian

Yoga isn't a big calorie burner, but research shows it has a positive effect on mental health and plays a role in successful weight loss, certified fitness instructor Jennifer Van Pelt writes. She writes that the physical exertion from yoga poses and the mental benefits the exercise provides -- including body awareness and relaxation -- can aid in weight-loss goals and weight maintenance.

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