They prac­tice yoga daily

Glamour (South Africa) - - Health -

Yoga has long been the health-con­scious’ go-to, as it keeps you lean and helps men­tal health, but a new study has found that just 12 min­utes a day can also im­prove bone qual­ity, low­er­ing your risk of frac­tures and os­teo­poro­sis.

Now steal it

How to be a bet­ter yogi? “Stretch ev­ery­where, on any­thing through­out the day. This is the one thing that keeps me flex­i­ble,” says yoga teacher Irene Pap­pas, known more com­monly to her 547 000 In­sta­gram fol­low­ers as @fitqueenirene.

try this stretch

“Stand fac­ing a wall about a leg-length away, feet hip-dis­tance apart. Place your hands on the wall a bit be­low shoul­der height and al­low your chest to come through your arms, cre­at­ing a right an­gle. Re­lax your neck; keep a strong foun­da­tion in the shoul­ders. You can bend your knees gen­tly or keep them straight. Stay for 10-15 breaths and re­peat when­ever you need a mo­ment to your­self.”

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