In a study, researchers surveyed more than 300 adults on their exercise and eating habits. Detailed questionnaires revealed that people who regularly practiced yoga had a different eating style than people who did other types of exercise. Yoga practitioners were more tuned in to their appetites and were better able to judge when they were full and actually lay down the fork at the appropriate time. Could this be why the yoga devotees had lower body mass indexes on average, too? Yoga requires calm and focus. The poses, also, require people to pay close attention to their bodies. And, researchers suspect the increased mind-body awareness developed from the practice is what gives people an edge against many of life’s challenges. So, practice, practice, practice!