Yoga linked to fat loss

Yoga helps with stress reduction AND weight loss.

Can’t blame you for following the path of sweat to cardio yoga class, but you can save yourself the grief.

A gentle form of yoga used for stress reduction has been linked to significant loss of stubborn subcutaneous fat in a new study.

When overweight women took restorative yoga classes twice a week for 12 weeks, then twice a month for six months before practising solo, they shifted more subcutaneous fat than a stretching group.

Researchers pinned the effect on slowed production of stress hormone cortisol, which promotes fat storage.