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Tracking results, What a month of Bikram Yoga can do.

Nearly two months ago, I posted about my brother's quest to get healthy. He needed something drastic (His Doctor said so.), and he chose Bikram Yoga as his tool.

It's amazing. Completing 30 classes has produced significant results. Here's what Steve tells me:

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An update on my Bikram yoga. Over the last 7 1/2 weeks, I've taken 30 classes. It is still hotter than heck, but it's a little more tolerable than when I first started.

After the first couple of weeks I was so tired and I tried to take an afternoon nap if I could. Now however, when I'm done with class I am finding I have more energy and I feel great.

I have lost 16 pounds and I have also cut my blood pressure medicine from 10 milligrams to 2 1/2 milligrams. I will go back to the doctor in late February to get my blood sugar and cholesterol re-checked and I'm actually looking forward to going to the doctor for a change.

There is a saying that if you go for 90 minutes 3-4 times a week you will live to be 90 years old. Also, I find it so much easier to eat more healthy. I think it's the detox the body goes through.

In terms of my longer-term goals, I want to cut back to 3 times a week after spring break in April and I want to lose at least 15, maybe even 20, more pounds. I can definitely see myself keeping this up for the long term.

However, I still don't care for class a lot, but do find it very challenging, and feel awesome when I'm done. I really believe it has so many amazing health benefits. Thank you for getting me to try it. I wish I started sooner.


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great that your brother has

great that your brother has found the workout that works best for him. i'm a big believer in finding the exercise, sport, etc. that matches your health needs AND personality. Just like finding a job that motivates you to wake up each morning and look forward to going to work. Exercise is the same way. For some it's Bikram Yoga, but others are more motivated by swimming...or cycling...or running...or sweating on the elliptical at the nearby health club. Finding the right "fit" is key because it can mean the difference between staying healthy or staying on the couch.

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