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P02.72. a pilot investigation of alignment-based yoga for ...

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Purpose although exercise is a primary tool for weight reduction, recent findings of aberrant biomechanics in ... yoga for pediatric obesity.
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P O S T E R P R E S E N T A T I O N Open AccessP02.72. A pilot investigation of alignment-basedyoga for pediatric obesityK Hainsworth 1* , K Salamon 2 , S Stolzman2 , P Simpson 1 , D Esliger 3 , B Mascarenhas 4 , X Liu 1 , K Khan 1 , B Fidlin 1 ,S Weisman 1From International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2012Portland, Oregon, USA. 15-18 May 2012PurposeAlthough exercise is a primary tool for weight reduction,recent findings of aberrant biomechanics in obese youthhave raised concern over traditional exercise prescriptions.Given that injury and disability often act as barriers tophysical activity (PA), particularly for those with increasedweight, safe and appealing interventions are urgentlyneeded. To that end, this study examined the benefits of ayoga intervention for obese adolescents.MethodsAdolescents referred to a pediatric weight managementclinic (BMI > 95th percentile and ≥ 1 co-morbidity) wererecruited to participate in an 8-week study involving bi-weekly, 6...
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