Think You Weigh Too Much to Try Yoga? Think Again!

Fitness 101

Try Yoga for Weight LossIf you’re overweight, it can be difficult to take that first step into any new fitness program. There’s the general assumption that you have to be in shape to exercise. Yet you can’t get in shape unless you exercise. It can be a frustrating circle. With yoga there are no barriers. It is infinitely adaptable and can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels.

Find a Good Yoga Instructor

It’s always important to find a good yoga instructor. They can guide you to achieve the best poses without causing injury. However, if you’re overweight it’s even more important to find a skilled instructor. You want to find someone who is supportive and willing to work with you to modify the poses to fit your current body and fitness level.

There are many yoga instructors who are overweight themselves and serve as an inspiration. Some of these instructors offer specialty classes to their overweight students. You don’t need to find a special class, necessarily, but do look for a skilled and supportive instructor.  Ask around to see what teachers in your area receive high reviews. You may also want to take a few one-on-one sessions so that you can get a feel for the instructor’s style. Or call a few yoga studios in your area to find out what is offered.

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How to Create a Personal Fitness Plan You Can Stick With

Fitness 101

Personal-Fitness-PlanWhen trying to lose weight and get into shape, you have many choices. Just open a magazine or turn on the television and you'll find a new fitness program that's being called the next best thing. Unfortunately, many of these "latest and greatest" fitness trends aren't cut out for the average person starting a health and fitness program.

So, instead of trying something new and hoping for the best, why not create your own personal fitness plan.

Here's how...

1. Start by considering your current fitness level - Fitness guru's you see on TV don't know your present fitness level. You know where you're at right now and you know your limits. Visit your doctor and speak with him or her about your desire to start a new fitness program. They can be a great resource in helping you develop a personalized exercise and activity plan that will help you burn calories and get in shape.

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