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    So my wife started this class called hot yoga... You go into a room that is 120 degrees and perform yoga for 1 1/2 hours...

    For some reason this throws up a red flag for me... Anyone heard of this? Good, bad or ugly?

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    EDIT: So basically heres what it claims:

    -Your body burns fat more effectively, fat may be redistributed and burned as energy during the class. It is common to lose centimetres of shape in a very short time

    -The heat produces a fluid-like stretch allowing for greater range of movement in joints, muscles, ligaments and other supporting structures of the body

    -Capillaries dilate in the heat; more effectively oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands and organs and helping in the removal of waste products

    -Your peripheral circulation improves due to enhanced perfusion of your extremities

    -Your metabolism speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids

    -You benefit from a strengthening of willpower, self control, concentration and determination in this challenging environment

    -Your cardiovascular system gets a thorough workout

    -Your muscles and connective tissue become more elastic and allow for greater flexibility with less chance of injury and improved resolution of injury

    -Sweating promotes detoxification and elimination through the skin - which is the body's largest eliminating organ

    -Just as when your body raises its temperature to fight infection, the raised temperature in the room will assist in improving T-cell function and the proper functioning of your immune system

    -Your nervous system function is greatly improved and messages are carried more efficiently to and from your brain

    -Metabolism improves in your digestive system and in the body's cells (that is food in the gut and nutrients in the cells)

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