Apparently Yoga Isn't As Good For You As You Think It Is

2016-09-30 03:36:00Z
Lauren Payne
Lauren Payne

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Nearly everyone has done a bit of yoga, there's probably about six new studios that have just opened on your street and you're probably already booked in for your first class.

Yoga is great for flexibility and helps you destress, but a study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine has found that yoga is categoristed as "light intensity" exercise. 

Don't know what that means? It basically means that your downward dog is on the same exercise level as standing and lifting a light object. 


Yeah we know, devistating!

The Centre for Disease Control has also categorised "light intensity" exercise as inactive exercise as well. So according to these guys, when we're doing yoga we're burning just as many calories as we would if we were sitting on the couch binge-watching Netflix

Will this stop us from booking a yoga class? No. Will it urge us to maybe book a boxing class or jump on the treadmill afterwards? Yeeeaaaahhhh probs. 



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