In July 2018 researchers from the USA published the results of their study to assess the benefits of yoga on gait, quality of life, physical activity and pain in adolescents with obesity. Nine adolescents (aged 11-17 years) took part in an 8-week Iyengar yoga course (1-hour bi-weekly classes). Gait, quality of life and physical activity were assessed both at the start and end of the yoga course. Results showed that there was a significant improvement in several gait parameters, including hip, knee, and ankle motion. Emotional wellbeing also significantly improved. Time spent in physical activity and weight did not change.