Does Yoga Lead To Healthier Eating?

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Aug 5, 2009
  • Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 7:31 PM UTC

Have you ever noticed that avid yoga exercisers are always skinny? A new study suggests there may be a reason for that.

Scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have shown that regular yoga exercisers eat more mindfully than other types of exercisers. Eating mindfully refers to paying attention to the body’s hunger and satiety signals and eating appropriate portions rather than the excessive portions most Americans eat.

For more: Science Daily

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Matt Fitzgerald

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