Sunday, October 02, 2005

Just Say “Ommm”

Even with all of the press the obesity epidemic has incited, American waistlines continue to expand. According to public health advocacy group Trust for America’s Health, about 24.5 percent of Americans carry enough extra poundage to qualify as “obese.” One effective weapon in the national battle of the bulge seems to be yoga. Researchers have found that people in their 50s who regularly practice yoga lose about five pounds over the course of 10 years, while their non-downward-dogging counterparts gain about 13.5 pounds over the same period. Read about this and other timely topics in my column in Whole Life Times by clicking on the link above.


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