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— February 26, 2018

Yoga May Boost Energy Levels

  • How can 25 minutes of yoga a day improve your life?
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Is your fuel gauge always on empty?
Finding less than a half-hour for yoga every day is probably a better way to recharge than that fifth cup of coffee. Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario had 31 volunteers cycle through three activities: 25 minutes of either Hatha yoga (which focuses on the physical poses) or mindfulness meditation (observing thoughts and feelings without reacting to them), plus a 25-minute period of quiet reading that served as a control activity. Yoga and meditation both increased energy levels, with yoga showing more powerful effects. What’s more, the yoga and meditation sessions helped the participants with what’s called executive-function cognition, the kind you use to avoid flying off the handle and otherwise generally staying on task. Results were published in the journal Mindfulness.

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