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Yoga may Help in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

By on Dec 31, 2014 in Yoga News | 0 comments

A new study has revealed that yoga may help in managing and improving cardiovascular disease risk factors.

The study found that yoga may provide some of the same benefits in reducing risk factors as more recognised physical activities such as cycling or brisk walking and the finding is significant, as individuals who cannot or prefer not to perform traditional aerobic exercise may still be able to achieve similar benefits in cardiovascular risk reduction.

The results found that risk factors improved for those who did yoga, compared to those who did not exercise- body weight fell by over 2kg, total cholesterol by over 18 mg/dl and heart rate by .27 beats per minute.

The study’s findings support the acceptability of yoga for patients with lower physical tolerance, such as the elderly, those with a pre-existing cardiac condition or those with musculoskeletal or joint pain.

If you would like to take part in a yoga class in the Egham, Surrey area then please get in touch with Patricia. You will find a range of classes and courses to suit your needs.

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