06/11/2013 01:11 pm ET

Does Yoga Count As Exercise?


Move over bench press, barbells and bicycles, and make way for the yoga mats. These days, almost everybody is doin' downward-facing dog -- 15.8 million Americans, in fact. And though yoga improves toe-touching flexibility while bringing out that inner "om," is it enough to burn fat, rev metabolism or say sayonara to those excess pounds?

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