Yoga Could Be As Beneficial For The Heart As Walking, Biking
Yoga can help your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and heart just as much as biking and walking does, a new study suggests.By Matt Moreno | December 17, 2014
Good for the mind and good for the body. Scientists say doing yoga can improve your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and, most importantly, your heart.
The health benefits of yoga have long been known, but a review of 37 previous studies claims it can be just as effective as biking and walking.
One lead researcher of the study, Paula Chu says, "This finding suggests that [people] who are physically limited in some way do not have to 'pound the pavement' in order to improve their cardiovascular risk profile."