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Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors. Some studies included healthy people in their 20s, while others focused on older adults or people with heart risk factors like high blood pressure. But in general, Chu said, yoga was “well-accepted” by old and young alike, and offered cardiovascular benefits regardless of age.
On average, the review found, people who practiced yoga cut five points from their blood pressure, and 12 points from their LDL cholesterol. Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors. Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate.
And “More information” links may no longer work. On average, the review found, people who practiced yoga cut five points from their blood pressure, and 12 points from their LDL cholesterol (the “bad” kind). They also lost an average of five pounds. A cardiologist who reviewed the study said the findings are encouraging.
Yoga may reduce heart disease risk factors A review has found that people who take yoga classes experience improvements in their weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. There is “promising evidence” that the popular mind-body practice of yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and is a “potentially. The researchers conclude that this “review finds emerging evidence to support a role for yoga in improving common modifiable risk factors of CVD [cardiovascular disease] and metabolic syndrome”. They also highlight the “need for larger randomised controlled studies that meet explicit, high-quality methodological standards to ascertain the effects of yoga”.
Yoga is just as good as aerobics, cycling and walking for cutting the risk of heart disease. In her review, people who took yoga classes saw improvements in a number of factors that affect heart disease risk. On average, they lost 5 pounds, shaved 5 points off their blood pressure, and cut 12 points from their harmful LDL cholesterol.
The review appeared in the Dec. 16, 2014, issue of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Numerous studies have also shown that yoga reduces blood pressure (another risk factor for heart disease) primarily by lowering cortisol and bringing the central nervous system into balance.
Of course, yoga experts believe heart disease is more than just the sum of test results; they see it as a disconnect among our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
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