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Mindfulness Techniques for Health?

The number of people practicing yoga and meditation is on the rise.

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A 5-Minute Recipe for Stress Relief

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it comes from demands at home, a slow commute or monthly bills, it's hard to escape stress. Beyond affecting your mood, it can play havoc with your health, from lost sleep and stress-eating to weight gain and heart disease.

Fortunately, you can take steps to counter all these negatives. A simple solution is a 20-minute daily break to p...

AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It's No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there's another form of physical activity that's grabbing headlines -- yoga.

Some studies suggest the mind-body practice may be good for he...

'Mindfulness' Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of popping a painkiller, a little mindful yoga might go a long way toward easing longstanding pain, a new study suggests.

The review of 21 clinical trials involving nearly 2,000 people looked at the effects of two drug-free options for chronic pain: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a program called mindfulness-based stress reducti...

Selecting the Right Style of Yoga for You

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress.

The practice offers so much because of its multi-dimensional nature. In addition to its fluid exercises, called asanas or poses, it focuses on correct breathing, posture and meditation with a philosophy that strives for a balance of body, mind and spirit.

Ther...

Yoga, Meditation Surging in Popularity in U.S.

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new government survey shows that the number of Americans practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.

In 2017, more than 14 percent of U.S. adults said they'd practiced yoga in the past year -- up from 9.5 percent in 2012. Meanw...

Take 10 for Mindfulness

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Feel yourself being pulled in a million directions and losing track of what's really important? The meditative practice called mindfulness can help you get centered and re-focus on what's meaningful to you.

And it doesn't take time that's already in short supply on your busy schedule. You can reap the benefits in less time than it takes for...

For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn't enough -- consider complementary and integrative health approaches for their emotional as well as physical benefits.

Though certain types of movement can feel painful, especially if you're in the midst o...

Low-Impact Yoga, Pilates Brings Big Health Benefits at All Ages

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga and Pilates are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, medical experts say.

These low-impact workouts don't require special equipment and, after initial training, can be done at home to improve physical and mental health.

"Both use your own body weight and can be tailored for levels from beginner to advanced," said D...

How Much Exercise Helps the Aging Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much -- and what types -- of exercise may promote thinking skills as you age.

Reviewing data from dozens of studies on older adults, scientists found that those who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six ...

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests.

The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study....

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests.

"Sleep quality is crucial because sleep plays a major role in how employees perform and behave at work," said study lead author Caitlin Demsky, of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

"In our...

'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The advice to "let go" of negative feelings is repeated in yoga classes and self-help books. Now a new study suggests it really brings a lasting health benefit.

The study, of more than 1,100 middle-aged adults, found that those who had a hard time getting over daily stressors typically had more physical health problems a decade later.

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Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests.

In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks, or to a control group that received usual care such as counseling and other activities from a school social worker.

Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case.

In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility.

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that affects about 27 million Americans -- most often in the knees and hips, but also in the lower back and neck.

Doctors describe...

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's called "hot" yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga.

But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half Moon pose doesn't boost its cardiac benefits.

"We were surprised by the result that a non-heated practice seemed t...

Better Balance at Every Age

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably take balance for granted, but it's a motor skill that benefits from training throughout life.

Working on your balance is key to staying active and injury-free today and in the future. Balance is part of some exercise disciplines, and there are also specific exercises you can do.

Get started with heel-to-toe walking. Plac...

Yoga May Give Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers a Boost

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For advanced lung cancer patients, yoga appears to help improve their overall physical function, stamina and mental health.

And it appears to give their caregivers a boost, as well.

The findings stem from a small study of 26 patients and caregivers. The study participants, most of whom were in their 60s, took part in an average of 12...

Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study.

"Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress and can lead to decreased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity," said study authors Sonal Tanwar and Dr. Naresh Sen, from Hridaya Ganesha Sunil Memo...

The Benefits of 'Being in the Present'

FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you have a full schedule, multitasking might seem like the best way to finish your endless to-do list.

But the brain actually benefits from focusing on one activity at a time.

When you commit to training your attention and exerting control over your mind, you're practicing mindfulness. While it has become a popular psychotherapy ...

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report.

The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group practiced Tibetan yoga at least twice a week, another group did a simple stretching pr...

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who practice yoga may have greater "thickness" in areas of the brain involved in memory and attention, a small study suggests.

Researchers found that even compared with other healthy, active women their age, yoga practitioners typically had greater cortical thickness in the brain's left prefrontal cortex.

That could be ...

It's Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bone health is literally something you build on throughout your life, not just as a child. And the efforts you put in now will keep bones strong and help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later on, as you age.

Most of the 10 million Americans living with osteoporosis are women, but men are at risk, too, according to the National...

Yoga May Help Ease Depression

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever taken a yoga class, you probably know that it can help relax your body and your mind. Now, several new studies suggest that practicing yoga may also ease depression.

But the leader of a session on yoga and depression held Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C., emphasi...

As Many as 1 in 3 Experience New or Worse Pain With Yoga

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people try yoga hoping to heal an injury, but some wind up with more aches and pains, a new study finds.

The study, which surveyed hundreds of people doing yoga for more than a year, found that two-thirds said that some existing aches improved because of yoga -- most often, lower back and neck pain.

On the other hand, 21 percen...

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