When we talk about physical activity, most people think about high intensity workouts like running or weight training. However, there’s a form of physical activity that is often forgotten that is just as good as the more intense ones: yoga. Yoga not only works your muscles, but also makes you relax your mind. There are many benefits of doing yoga.
Increases strength, balance, and flexibility. Because yoga is about slow movements and holding one pose for an extended period of time, it can help increase strength.
Beneficial for heart health. There are certain poses in yoga such as the downward dog pose which could help reduce stress and therefore result in healthier hearts. High blood pressure can also be addressed by doing yoga.
Being around screens all day could cause sleep issues. Yoga can help address these sleep issues and have better sleep.
Yoga can help reduce stress. We constantly work in extremely stressful environments and yoga can help us to reduce that stress. In this way, yoga promotes mental health along with physical health.
These are only a few of the many benefits that yoga offers. Yoga is especially beneficial for diabetes. By helping heart health, reducing weight, and being a more gentle physical activity, yoga can be done by anyone. Yoga is usually a gentler workout, but you could make it more fast paced and make it into a more cardio workout. Resistance training done through yoga can help regulate blood glucose levels more.
Yoga is extremely beneficial to health. It can be done anywhere, by anyone. Here are a couple videos to help you get started with yoga. Happy Friday!