The One Type Of Exercise That Is Not Doing ANYTHING For You!
It’s bad news for anyone who is addicted to Yoga.
It looks like it will no longer count towards the 150 minutes a week of ‘moderate intensity exercise’ that you should be doing to stay healthy.
A team of academics has found that Hatha yoga practice typically fits into the ‘light activity’ rating which is often given to cooking, unloading the groceries, doing the laundry or just standings.
It’s even considered that people who just do Yoga are now considered inactive.
A review was published in the academic journal Medicine & Science in Sports and Excercise.
For the study, the researchers analysed data from 17 prior studies that evaluated the energy cost and intensity of toga.
While Hatha yoga is only considered light exercise, moderate exercise included activities such as walking briskly, water aerobics, slow bicycle riding and ballroom dancing.
Vigorous exercise, meanwhile, encompassed everything from swimming lengths to running, heavy gardening and skipping with a rope.
However, do not disrepair, only Hatha Yoga was studied and it tends to focus on deep breathing and balance.
The report was deemed to be inconclusive for other faster, more cardio based styles of yoga, such as Vinyasa and Hot Yoga and the research is continuing into whether these types get you into the moderate aerobic intensity zone.