Disease Proof

Stop Diabetes, Get Kids Doing Yoga

India has the most diabetes worldwide, with 41 million cases in 2007 and an estimated of 70 million by 2025. Officials blame modern life and inactivity. That’s why India’s health minister wants to make Yoga mandatory for all school-going children; Reuters reports.

In addition to a healthy diet, Dr. Fuhrman insists exercise is an integral part of diabetes-prevention and previous reports agree. Now, Yoga is phenomena exercise! It’s awesome for your abs, helps reduce stress and can aid in breast cancer recovery. So, go get bendy!

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Monty - December 3, 2008 2:29 PM

In addition to yoga, why not add basketball and square dance? These have the added benefit of teamwork rather than solitary activity.

Sara - December 3, 2008 11:17 PM

Probably the high rate of diabetes in India has something to do with the food thy eat. Ghee [ clarified butter] and sugar. Indian desserts are extremely sweet.

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