Don’t worry, you don’t have to get those stretchy little pants—but you may want to. A Dutch/U.S. review of 37 studies on almost 3,000 downward-dog-doers found that yoga boosts heart health and prevents cardiovascular disease as well as any other exercise, including jogging and weight training.

“With yoga, the effects of stress can be reduced, leading to positive impacts,” the study reports.

So, go ahead, get the pants. Just do those Happy Baby poses on your own time.

SOURCE: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY

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