FORT LAUDERDALE FL – The right kinds of physical exercise can help diabetics lose weight, and maintaining proper weight can give almost anyone more energy and make them feel better, the American Diabetes Associations says. During September, one type of exercise novices might want to try – locally and for free! – is yoga.
September is designated by the Department of Health and Human Services as National Yoga Month. As part of the observance the Florida-based Yoga Health Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting yoga’s health benefits, has identified yoga instructors and studios in western Montgomery, eastern Berks, and northern Chester PA counties that will offer first-time students a week of trial classes at no charge.
Participating in the offer, the foundation’s website reports, are:
- NSpire Yoga Studio, 1100 Grosser Rd., Gilbertsville;
- YogaLife Institute, 318 Bridge St., Phoenixville;
- Breathe Yoga Center, 4402 Skippack Pike, Skippack;
- Sacred Springs Yoga and Pilates, 1600 Yellow Springs Rd., Chester Springs;
- Simply Yoga Studios, 589 Wharton Blvd., Exton;
- Stillpoint Yoga Studios, 580 Shoemaker Rd., King of Prussia; and
- Motion Design Acrobatic Yoga, 421 Feheley Dr., King of Prussia.
Prospective students can go online, here, beginning Wednesday (Aug. 1, 2012) to register with the foundation for a card that will be honored by participating instructors for the free week.
There are caveats, of course: The card can be redeemed only once at participating studios between Sept. 1 and Oct. 30; it’s good for one week of free yoga but has no cash value; only one card per new student will be honored and existing students may not qualify. Other exceptions might apply. It’s recommended that student contact the participating instructor of their choice to ensure the card will be accepted.
Photo from the Yoga Health Foundation
This article is one of several about diabetes prevention, diagnosis and care based on advance and live reporting Aug. 1-4, 2012, by The Post Publications from the American Association of Diabetes Educators 2012 conference in Indianapolis IN. Follow us on Twitter at @PostsOnHealth; we’re using the hashtag #PostsAADE2012 to identify conference Tweets. Follow us on Facebook at The Post Publications. See the entire series here.