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Turning to Yoga for Your Exercise Regimen

By Stephen R. Farris

For those of you out there who suffer from neck, back and joint pain, the thought of exercising to help manage your ailments is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Let's face it, not all exercises are created equal and some only work for certain things. 

But the key is that we all need some type of activity in our daily lives if we want to continue being healthy. As you know, inactivity can lead to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other health related conditions.

There is one exercise that is virtually "one size fits all" so to speak, and that's yoga. Yoga is less intensified versus a lot of exercises out there and incorporates relaxation techniques into its' movements. There are many health benefits from taking up yoga.

Better Mood

Yoga can give your mental and physical physics a healthy boost by focusing on more positive movements for the body and targeting positive energy for the mind. The use of deep breathing exercises in yoga will also help relax the body and the mind as well, leaving you refreshed and vibrant. 

Easy on the Joints

If you suffer from arthritis you may want to give yoga a shot. It's joint friendly with most all of the techniques that are used during the exercise. It may also build strength in your muscles and provide better range of motion.

Good for the Heart

Yoga has been known to lead to better heart health, by reducing inflammation in your body. Regular yoga exercise can lead to better cholesterol levels, improved circulation and blood-sugar levels to name a few things that are related to heart health.

Helps With Back Pain

The gentle movements performed during yoga can also help with most back pain problems and can also help give you better range of motion in your core and back area.

If you're looking for exercises to try that will be less stressful on your back, joints and muscles, talk with a chiropractor like those found at The Joint Chiropractic's nearly 500 nationwide locations. They can give you suggestions on which ones you could benefit the most from and may have literature available for you to take home and read. 

And when you are experiencing back or joint pain, any one of the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you to get relief and manage your condition.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.

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