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    Hi all. I'm thinking of starting yoga. I am quite a bit overweight and have bad ankles from school sporting injuries and find that going walking is difficult as my ankle kill. I was thinking of starting yoga. Is there any overweight girls out there who have found that yoga or even bikram yoga have helped with weight loss as well
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    Hi Bubbles,

    Yoga will help strengthen your body, especially your core which will help lead you towards being more comfortable with other exercise.

    I would try walking every day, build it up over a few weeks until you are walking 45-60 mins a day. When you are walking , try to increase your speed for 3 minutes then slow back to a walk for 2 mins.

    Doing yoga and the walking with intervals will make a huge difference, then start throwing in some weights or a bike ride as your start feeling up to it.

    Good luck.

    I love yoga, it's a huge stress relief too!

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    Hi Sparked! Thanks for the reply! That's what I was thinking of doing - building up strength and then walking on my treadmill and using my excersise bike too. I just need something to get a bit of weight off before starting walking and biking. I like that yoga is good for stress!! I have a pretty stressful job and dh and I are ttc at the moment too with our first baby so it's stress all around!!! Have you done bikram yoga??


 

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