Chair Yoga for Weight Control

According to Yoga Alliance, in 2006, preoccupation with weight control is reaching new heights as the obesity crisis is approaching epidemic proportions. The prevalence of adults who are officially considered to be overweight is at an all-time high. Approximately 65% of American adults are overweight, and around 30% are officially obese.

The danger in being overweight comes from the complications of carrying excess weight, which include increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  People often look toward fad diets or quick solutions in order to lose weight, but it is usually long-term lifestyle changes involving sensible dietary changes and exercise that help to support lifelong weight management.

For many with weight problems, normal exercise, even regular mat yoga, is too much until there is substantial weight loss.  For these folks, chair yoga is a great exercise alternative.  It gives the exercise so needed as a part of a long-term weight loss program.  Chair yoga increases muscle tissue which helps to raise your metabolic rate. Chair yoga is a stress-reliever which reduces comfort-eating, a major weight loss benefit.  Also, it balances the glands and organs which allow you can control your weight more easily.

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The danger in being overweight comes from the complications of carrying excess weight, which include increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  People often look toward fad diets or quick solutions in order to lose weight, but it is usually long-term lifestyle changes involving sensible dietary changes and exercise that help to support lifelong weight management.

For many with weight problems, normal exercise, even regular mat yoga, is too much until there is substantial weight loss.  For these folks, chair yoga is a great exercise alternative.  It gives the exercise so needed as a part of a long-term weight loss program.  Chair yoga increases muscle tissue which helps to raise your metabolic rate. Chair yoga is a stress-reliever which reduces comfort-eating, a major weight loss benefit.  Also, it balances the glands and organs which allow you can control your weight more easily.