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It is in fact quite difficult to compare which one is better as each has its own benefits and cons. It mostly depends on which one works better for you and what is your training purpose. Yoga improves flexibility and helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Besides, gym strengthens heart and lungs and helps create lean muscle and weight loss.

Weight loss

When it comes to weight loss, going to the gym every day will better help you control your weight than yoga. Regular exercise in the gym room can expend around 500 calories per day and increase your metabolic rate, which will burn more calories and help you lose weight. If you make changes to your diet additionally, your diet plan may help you to lose even more weight.

young asian couple doing sit-ups on the floor in modern gym.

Mental health

Yoga has many positive and great impact on your mental health as compared to the gym. Yoga is not a competitive sport that has to constantly compete with other people and even yourself. It is a mindful activity where you only focus on your mindfulness and peace while you practice. It helps reduce your stress. However, going to the gym may be stressful that you will have to be pressure to burn any extra fat and build more muscle.

Elevated view of young woman meditating

Muscles Build

Exercise at the gym plays an important role in building and maintaining strong muscles. The activity like weight lifting can stimulate muscle building. Also, with age, people tend to lose muscle mass and function, which can lead to injuries and disabilities. Practicing regular at the gym can reduce muscle loss and maintaining strength.

two young asian women working out exercising in gym using dumbbells with serious facial expression.

Place to practice

You may have a different practicing experience in a yoga studio, but one of the best things about yoga is that you don’t need any equipment, just some space around yourself to practice. It can be done anywhere and anytime, or even performed in a chair. However, a gym workout needs proper equipment and accessories that require more space to practice.

Beautiful woman practicing yoga in front of window of cozy apartment.Relaxation and mindfulness concept.Performing yoga in lotus position.


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