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For the longest time, yoga was all the rage until Pilates came along and stole the show. A favorite of health nuts around the world – famous and not, yoga and Pilates both have loads of benefits from weight loss to improved heart health, but which one is best for you?

Essentially, the answer largely depends on one thing: what you’re trying to achieve.

Trying to lose weight? Then yoga is probably your best bet. One study showed that people who practiced yoga regularly gained less weight and were less likely to be obese than those who didn’t.

Yoga and Pilates each burn around 145 calories in a 60-minute period, but you might want to consider adding in a more intense activity, such as jogging (a 30-minute run burns an impressive 200 calories) to your workout regimen if you really want to drop the pounds.

Is Yoga Or Pilates Better For You?  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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