BScN, RN, GNC(C) President,
Eldercare Home Health Inc.

What has been shown to relieve headaches, insomnia, back pain and fatigue? Furthermore has been shown to relieve stress and mild depression? Helps to prevent osteooporosis and improves digestion?

A miracle cure? No, it’s practicing yoga on a regular basis.

There are even some claims that yoga for seniors may help regulate heart beat, and lower the risk of a stroke. Research by the University of Kansas Hospital showed that after three months of doing poses, breathing exercises and meditation, patients suffering from atrial fibrillation reported less anxiety and depression and fewer irregular heartbeats.

Yoga for seniors can be a social or solitary activity, may be modified for a beginner or someone with limited mobility. Best of all, yoga has no known negative side effects.

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