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The SYNERGY study

Study Examining the Addition of Yoga to a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention on Energy Balance and Health-Related Outcomes



About the study

Yoga may help with weight loss in people with overweight or obesity. However, it is not clear if yoga can be integrated into an existing exercise and diet program and how this may impact health outcomes. 

The SYNERGY study will help us:

  • Learn more about the feasibility of adding yoga to an exercise and diet weight loss program

  • Examine the effects of yoga on health outcomes such as glucose control, appetite, dietary intake, activity, and psychological health


Participating in SYNERGY

Participation includes: 

  • A 12-week group-based weight loss program

  • Membership to the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

  • Assessments of energy metabolism, body composition, and glucose control

  • Blood draws and questionnaires

  • Monetary compensation


Am I eligible? 

You may be eligible if you: 

  • Are between 18 – 55 years old

  • Have a body mass index between 27 -45 (Not sure? Check here)

  • Are not currently exercising more than 150 minutes/week

  • Do not have major comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, etc.)

  • Are not regularly practicing yoga currently

  • Are willing to attend regular weight loss group meetings at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Take a pre-screening questionnaire to assess your eligibility by clicking the button below:


Do you have specific questions? Get in touch!

Contact Us

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University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
COMIRB# 21-3690
PI: Ann Caldwell, PhD