Reduce Stress and Blood Pressure with Yoga

September 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Managing Diabetes

As the practice of yoga enters more mainstream workout clubs the acceptance and understanding of its health benefits are becoming greatly understood. And it is really good news!

Yoga is not just about becoming more flexible; this century old practice has been proven to help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and anxieties. For those who suffer from Type 2 diabetes it has also been shown to help take off weight. Those who have Type 2 diabetes should, with the approval of their physician, be involved in an exercise program to help combat their weight problem.

As an effective tool in a person’s diabetes care, yoga helps to increase an individual’s range of motion and strength, which means they are less likely to become injured while doing other more strenuous forms of exercise. Yoga also helps to fight depression, aids in pain management, and can reduce insomnia.

Exercise, including yoga, along with eating healthy is the best defense against obesity and diabetes. Anyone who adds yoga to a workout program is going to feel better mentally. This added level of mental health seems to make people want to work out more and eat healthier foods. Yoga helps to promote a cycle of health in their life. As an individual feels better and sees positive results, they have much higher tendency to stay the course. This can lead to greatly reduced dependence on standard treatment.

 

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