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Yoga May Aid Body Image, Cut Eating Disorders

Mind-Body Workout May Help Women Make Peace With Their Bodies

Mindful Aerobic Exercise

People who learn mindfulness from yoga can also use that approach with other forms of exercise, says Daubenmier. "These are mindfulness skills that you can then transfer over to cardiovascular workouts," she tells WebMD.

Daubenmier says aerobic workouts are often driven by music or a teacher's pacing. "It's result oriented -- what the readout on the machine tells you or the rhythm of the music, rather than listening to your own body."

Daubenmier says a study could compare the same aerobic class under two conditions: driven by music and teachers, or by self-pacing, breathing, and body awareness.

That study may be done one day. Meanwhile, mindfulness can already be tapped for your next workout, whatever it may be.


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