7 REASONS EVERY MAN SHOULD DO YOGA
SCIENCE CONFIRMS THAT THE ANCIENT PRACTICE BENEFITS YOUR MIND, BODY AND HEART
People in a Colorado State University study who did eight weeks of yoga were able to pull 13% more weight in the deadlift.
People who practiced yoga for 12 weeks improved their VO2 max by 5% more than folks who didn’t take up the discipline, according to a Chinese study.
Lower-back-pain sufferers who took a four-week yoga class (and practiced at home) experienced a nearly 20% greater reduction in pain than a group assigned to do general back and ab exercises, researchers in India found.
Just 10 days of yoga helped reduce anxiety and depression in people suffering from mood disorders, say scientists in Italy.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Folks with prehypertension who did yoga and adopted a healthy diet and exercise routine for 12 weeks reduced their blood pressure more than the group who skipped yoga, a recent study from India found.
Scientists at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital found that older people who did yoga three times a week slept longer and reported better sleep quality.
BETTER IMMUNE FUNCTION
In research from Korea, people who practiced yoga showed reduced stress-hormone levels and higher immune function.