Exercise doesn't have to take place in a gym. Discover the ways yoga can improve your health!
One of the best things about yoga is that you can practice it virtually anywhere. You don't need any equipment, weights, or a gym membership in order to work your muscles and increase your heart rate as well as your physical activity. September is Yoga Awareness Month, so here are some reminders about the many health benefits that yoga can provide:
Flexibility – Stretching and loosening your muscles through yoga will increase your flexibility and range of motion over time.
Lower Blood Pressure – Yoga can be beneficial to those with high blood pressure or hypertension, which is related to stroke, heart attack, Coronary Artery Disease, and even death.
Strength – Holding those poses will make a drastic difference to your upper body strength as well as your back and core abdominal muscles.
Better Posture – Yoga will help improve your posture by elongating and stretching your spine.
Relieve Stress and Anxiety – The incorporation of meditation and breathing can help clear the mind and relieve mental stress
Weight Loss – When doing yoga properly, your body will be moving and holding poses that are guaranteed to help with weight loss as long as a proper diet is also followed.
It doesn't matter what form of exercise you choose; what matters is that you're getting out there and being physically active, so you might as well make it fun! If you have any health and fitness questions, or if you would like to request a physician referral, call our free Consult-A-Nurse® service at 1-305-285-2929.