Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Yoga for your heart

According to a study of 37 other studies, yoga may be as good for your heart as brisk walking or cycling.

Apparently, the relatively gentle stretches and motions lower BP, cholesterol, and other cardio risk factors.

This appeared in the J of Preventive Cardiology--along with a caution that more studies were needed.

Part of the effect may be the relaxation in addition to the poses.

I did yoga a lot over a decade in my twenties and early thirties. It was a social experience as well as relaxing and fun.

Can't hurt.

Well...maybe can't hurt. If I got on the floor now, I would be staying there...

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