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Yoga’s Benefits Outperform those of Aerobic Exercise

We all know that yoga is good for the body, but it might be even better than we thought.

We all know that yoga is good for the body, but it might be even better than we thought. A study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2010 shows that yoga might offer more benefits than aerobic exercise.

As published in PubMed.gov, the researchers state, “In the studies reviewed, yoga interventions appeared to be equal or superior to exercise in nearly every outcome measured except those involving physical fitness.”

They go on to state that they found yoga to be better than aerobic exercise when it comes to improving balance, flexibility, strength, daily energy levels and more.

Wow! And you might have thought it was only especially effective at reducing stress.

References

  • Rodale, rodalenews.com/yoga-benefits
  • PubMed.gov, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20105062