YOGA- Meta analysis reveals Yoga has the same potential as exercise to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease

metanalysisYoga has the same potential as exercise to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

Yoga tackles cardiovascular risk factors about as well as exercise does and is better than nothing for those who can’t do conventional aerobics, a meta-analysis concluded.

ollowing a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking.

Sophia Antipolis, 16 December 2014. 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 effective therapy” for cardiovascular health.

Indeed, following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials (which included 2768 subjects), investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s