From Twinkies to Trikonasana: Yoga and Childhood Obesity

By
Kathryn Boland, R-CYT, R-DMT
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Ask someone to think about children, and they’ll likely picture little ones who generally appear healthy, playing outside with wide-eyed grins. The reality of many modern children, unfortunately, contrasts with this pleasant picture of youthful health. When once young ones indulged in healthy snacks and enjoyed physical activities, they now consume more processed and highly caloric foods and drinks, while also spending more time in front of screens than moving their bodies.

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