More and more studies are saying that yoga is key for overall health and longevity. Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, regularly practicing some simple yoga stretches and poses when you’re older can give you back some of the energy and flexibility of your younger years. Here’s a brief list of some of theo health benefits.
After six months of taking beginner yoga classes, men and women ages 65-85 reported:
* Feeling more energized compared to how they felt before they started
* Less pain overall in their day-to-day lives
* Having better balance
* Greater flexibility in their trunk and limbs
If you are not yet in your "golden years," consider the benefits for your now that will last long into the future.
Yoga may be good for your heart, too. A study used a group of people with heart disease who adopted a “yoga lifestyle,” a holistic approach to health including eating right, getting enough sleep and maintaining a generally positive attitude. Heart disease lesions diminished in almost half of the people who had signs of the disease at the beginning of the study.
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Until next week, have a safe, happy and healthy week ahead.
- Coach Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com