The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors Part 2

Yoga is great for people of all ages!

The misconception that only young people can practice yoga is far too common. Not only can older people practice yoga, but it can actually benefit them in many ways! In our latest post, our in home care experts in Chapel Hill went over a few of the benefits of yoga for seniors. Keep reading to learn about more ways you can benefit from yoga:

#4. A Reduction in Stress

Stress can not only have negative emotional impacts, it can also have negative physical impacts as well. Just because you no longer work or care for a house full of kids doesn’t mean that you no longer have stress, and yoga is a great well to cope with that stress as you age. Yoga helps to calm the mind and reduces the impacts of stress on your body.

#5. Healthy Heart

Research has shown that people with mild to moderate high blood pressure could reverse it with a regular yoga practice. Another study has shown that not only does yoga lower blood pressure, it can also lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol.

#6. Fall Prevention

As we age, we start to lose our range of motion, which contributes to a higher fall risk. However, yoga improves flexibility, which in turn, improves range of motion. Balance is also a huge part of yoga, and the ability to balance can really decrease your risk for a fall.

We have just a few more benefits to go over with you. So if you would like to learn more, please stay tuned for our next blog!