As we age it is important to include physical exercise into our daily routine to encourage a healthier lifestyle. Exercising can help increase mobility and reduce aches and pains that come with aging.
Yoga is the exercise of choice for the elderly community and incorporating proper yoga into your daily routine can increase mobility, coordination, happier lifestyle and physical strength.
Benefits of Yoga for seniors
– Strengthened bones
– Reduced stress. Yoga offers a relaxing way to let go of the tension you’re holding in your body, especially in your shoulders and upper back. It’s been known to help relieve some of the stresses that lead to hypertension, which in turn leads to not needing as many medications on a daily basis. Yoga also helps reduce anxiety, lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and helping you breathe easier.
– Improved sleeping habits
– Enhanced balance, flexibility, mobility and strength
– Lessen the risk for depression
– Alleviate aches and pains.
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References: Department of Heath and Australian Seniors