Yoga for Better Bone Health


Yoga is a simple exercise that promotes mind-body benefits. It dates back about 5,000 to 10,000 years ago, which may be one of the oldest exercises there is.

It’s commonly known for its ability to make anyone manage stress, but it can also help maintain healthy weight, regulate blood pressure, enhance metabolism, lower insomnia, and improve flexibility and muscle strength. It’s also good for boosting your overall athletic performance.

Now a recent report has shown that one must try yoga for better bone health. Read more in this report by Jane E. Brody on The New York Times:

Benefits of Yoga May Go Bone-Deep

Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem. Read more…

Anyone – from a normal couch potato to professional athletes – can do yoga for better bone health, potentially reducing risk of osteoporosis and enhancing bad posture. The best part is that you don’t do it merely for aesthetics, but for overall harmony in your inner and outer self.

Children also enjoy it. In fact, there are 1.7 million kids aged 17 and younger who practice it in the United States alone.

This simple exercise will make you calm and focused, so it’s perfect for busy people who barely have time to relax. It also promotes better sleep. But on top of that, it will provide and instant boost in your self-esteem!

Image Credit: Benefits of Yoga May Go Bone-Deep – The New York Times


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