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The Competitive World of Attending Yoga Classes

The competitive sport of getting a spot in a yoga class, social strategies for staying fit and more.

The Competitive World of Attending Yoga Classes
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The Competitive World of Attending Yoga Classes

The competitive sport of getting a spot in a yoga class, social strategies for staying fit and more.

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WSJ: It’s a Downward Dog Eat Downward Dog World

"Latecomers typically face rows of mats already 'reserved' by pushy patrons with towels, water bottles or jackets; laggards confront the dreaded red 'CLASS IS FULL' sign. Managers at the hulking facility here in an affluent metro Detroit suburb have taken to stationing a supervisor at the door—a man some refer to as 'the bouncer.' So while people like Susan Brown, 59 years old, leave work early to make it to the gym in time for decompressing classes, they often arrive in a bundle of nerves." Click here to read the full story.

Science Daily: Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men

"Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of high-grade cancer, according to the first large, prospective study to examine how race and obesity jointly affect prostate cancer risk." Click here to read the full story.

Huffington Post: 3 Social Strategies for Staying Fit

"If you've ever dieted, then you no doubt have encountered challenges in social situations. At some point, you're likely to be out with friends and family, and invariably, there is food involved and it's usually not on your diet plan. How can you learn to navigate these situations successfully, both socially and in terms of fitness? Your diet doesn't have to derail, but you don't have to be a hermit either. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of both worlds." Click here to read the full story.