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Yoga comes with many celebrity endorsements. But is yoga alone enough to keep you looking like a film star?
According to a very swift google search, David Beckham, Jessica Biel, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson and Gisele Bundchen are all at it and we’ve all know that Madonna has been at it for years. It is no wonder that, despite having been around for hundreds of years, practising yoga is still seen as the ‘done thing’.
But is yoga as great as everyone makes out for runners? It certainly has some very real benefits:
All that is great and gives good reason for doing yoga but is it really the key to looking like an on-screen icon? There are reasons why you may need to supplement your yoga:
In other words yoga is a good form of exercise to incorporate into any fitness regime. But you will probably want it to be a part of a wider regime. Many of the celebrities famed for their yoga also use other forms of exercise, whether at the gym or through going out for runs.
Many famous music stars as well as super-models run as well as using yoga. The reason for this is that running is a great way of burning calories and is also incredibly accessible. You can go out and do it anywhere.
Weight training may conjure up images of shaven headed tattooed men huffing and puffing while ‘pumping iron’ but strength training is a far more holistic way of toning up and burning the calories.
Someone weighing 60kg could expect to burn these calories in one hour:
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