5 Reasons Hot Yoga Sheffield
Can Help You Lose Weight and Get Healthy
Heat Helps Fat Loss
Your body burns more calories when you’re in the heat because it takes a lot of energy to maintain a normal body temperature, compared to when you’re in a cooler environment.
If you’re using your muscles in the heat too, as you will be at Hot Yoga Sheffield, you’re going to get very hot!
Your body has to maintain its normal temperature, so when things start heating up it gets rid of the excess by sweating. Sweat comes from blood which has been pumped to the skin. The hotter you get the more blood your heart has to pump to your skin to cool down.
Your heart works harder in hotter temperatures, and this in turn increases the calories you use, and increases your fat burn.
Apart from the heat you’ve all things yoga too, like the physical energy it takes to do the poses.
By practising yoga regularly you’re going to build some nice muscle tone.
As you increase your muscle tone you increase the size of your calorie burning engine, which obviously helps with weight loss if you need it, or maintaining your ideal weight.
Increased muscle mass is fantastic for your overall health too as it gives you more energy and vibrancy, because it enhances your metabolism and literally makes you younger – in the biological sense.
But as well as the poses there are other things about yoga that sneak in the longer you go, like mindfulness.
Hot Yoga Sheffield Helps Your Health Mind-Set
Any practice of yoga encourages you to cultivate a bit of mindfulness, but you can’t really help doing this at Hot Yoga Sheffield because of the heat.
It’s funny seeing ‘stress heads’ turn up before class, and an hour later they look like the most chilled out person ever!
Exercising in the heat tends to focus your mind on what you’re doing right now. All crap of the day and worries about tomorrow drop away and your mind relaxes into the present moment, AKA mindfulness ☺
The more you practice yoga and enjoy this state of mind, the more you tend take it to life outside yoga. This state of mind really helps with health and weight loss because 90% of it is about controlling your own mind.
As you gain more and more control over your mind you can do those things you know you need to do to help yourself.
People going to Hot Yoga Sheffield are at least somewhere on the ‘good health spectrum’, which is another reason you’re in danger of getting healthier.
Led Astray By The Yogis
A lot of people’s health (and often their weight too) is influenced by the people they spend time with. The yoga crowd may be very different to you usual circle.
People at Hot Yoga Sheffield are likely to be really encouraging and supportive of you if you’re intending to improve your health and weight. Chances are they’re doing the same thing.
There's a kind of covert support for those who are taking responsibility for their own health and weight. This may be completely different to the interaction you have with friends and family, who aren’t always the best at helping you make changes.
In fact it’s the opposite isn’t it - at home, work or out with friends:
- You’re encouraged to have pudding so someone else feels comfortable in having theirs, rather than greedy
- You’re encouraged to have another class of wine
- You might get criticised for getting all ‘boring’ because you’re not eating cake or getting plastered at the weekend
If you are interested in making more changes than just the yoga, there’s a wealth of expertise at Hot Yoga Sheffield.
Expertise and Knowledge
Anne Marie and Koreen have vast knowledge not only about yoga, but also health and plant-based nutrition. They’re both very generous with their knowledge and keen to share with those who are getting their act together.
As a doctor who’s massively interested in getting the body healthy without pills (which isn’t the healthiest thing to do most of the time) I know that making the shift towards more plant-based eating will help enormously with both weight loss, better health, and even reversal of some common disease and illness.
Hot Yoga Sheffield is the perfect storm for getting healthier, so be careful if you go – it might just creep up on you!