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Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Keywords

yoga, older adults, health

Abstract

What are the benefits of yoga for community-dwelling older adults? In this pilot study, we included six older women in a once-weekly Iyengar yoga class for 12 weeks. Our findings indicate that yoga has beneficial effects for physical fitness and psychological health. Further, reports from interviews and journals indicate that this type of fitness program changes perceptions of ways to engage in physical exercise, and would be likely to encourage adherence among participants.

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Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC)

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Original Publication Citation

Roggeveen, A., Spadafora, P., Anderson-Wilcox, S., & Hiscock, A. (2010). Benefits of Yoga for Physical Health and Quality of Life for Older Adults - Report Series # 18. [Report]. Oakville: Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC).

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