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3 Reasons Why Yoga is Good For Seniors and Older Adults

Posted by Jie Yin Tan on

Many people say that yoga is the secret to ageing gracefully! We don’t contest that. Here are three reasons why yoga is great for your overall health.

Improves Your Balance And Stability

Yoga Improves Balance Fall Prevention Through Exercise

I’m sure by now you’ve heard us talk about fall prevention. (If you haven’t, here’s why you need to #fallproof your house and how to do it) We really believe in the importance of fall prevention. However, besides using fall prevention devices, one great way to prevent falls is through yoga and other forms of physical exercise.

How does that work? Through physical exercise, you strengthen your muscles and improve your balance and stability, which reduces the likelihood of falls! Physical exercise can sound daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be! Simple yoga poses that focus on balance and stability could be your inroad to the active life and your secret to fall prevention.

 

Improves Joint Health

Yoga Improves Joint Health For Seniors and Elderly

Did you know a major factor for joint pain is weak supporting muscles? When the supporting muscles are weak, more pressure is put onto your joints for stability. To fix that, all you really have to do is to strengthen your muscles through yoga (and other physical exercises.)

Also, staying mobile is really critical for the health of your joint cartilage. Moving keeps it strong and healthy while the opposite leads to a deterioration of your cartilage. So, keep your joints healthy and happy through low-impact exercises such as yoga!

 

Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Yoga Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Yoga is much more than its curious poses. Yoga is also about breathing and meditation. By concentrating on your breathing and slow movements, you will find yourself much more relaxed after the practice.

Having trouble sleeping at night? Yoga might be your answer to a good night’s sleep! With the feelings of stress and anxiety released, you might just find falling asleep much easier.

Now, it’s time to roll out your exercise mats and start your 10 minutes yoga session with us! 

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