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Recommended Yoga Poses For Healthy Bones

Yoga not only helps in stress reduction and a mild workout, but it can also be adequate therapy for osteoporosis, either on its own or supplemented by other treatments. A research has exposed that yoga can put off or slow and in some cases it can even reverse the process of bone loss.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by weak and thinning bones that can escort to fractures affects almost 200 million women worldwide, and one in every three women over 50 experience osteoporotic fractures. Classic risk factors for the osteoporosis include being female, low body weight, age and smoking.

“I know (yoga) can help because I’ve done the studies,” says the medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine Dr. Loren Fishman, he has done the extensive research on osteoporosis and yoga, told Huff/Post50. Commenting on the pilot study involving the persons with an average age of 68, he further said, “We did a bone mineral density (DEXA) scan, then we taught half of them the yoga, waited two years, and did another scan. And not only did these people not lose bone, but they also gained bone. The people who didn’t do the yoga lost a little bone, as you would expect.”

If you want to live a healthy life with strong bones, try taking up a therapeutic yoga practice.

Scroll down for eight yoga poses that recommended for good bone health.

 

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