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Yoga is effective for losing weight and building strength and . . . it develops muscles for use "in the real world". That means yoga will keep you strong as you age allowing you to comfortably walk up and down stairs, carry your own groceries, get up and down off a toilet seat, hike trails, climb hills and much more. Read what functional health authority Kristi Lees states:
"Weight training and cardiovascular activity such as running tightens and shortens the muscles while yoga lengthens and builds functional strength. It teaches you how to use this strength effectively so you develop muscles that not only look good in the gym but are also useable in the real world . . . So instead of asking me why you should be doing yoga perhaps I should ask you why you are not doing yoga. What have you got to lose? Jump into the class at the gym or for a real yoga experience head to a studio."