As a person ages, the development of chronic pain and illnesses becomes more likely. Prescription medications can manage numerous medical conditions. Unfortunately, side effects go along with many of them, if not all. That’s why it’s important to test out and implement alternative or complementary therapeutics. Among these, yoga is a therapeutic care plan that can be considered for retirement-age adults.
The numerous benefits of yoga will be explored here – particularly as it applies to those enjoying their golden years.
Lower Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is not uncommon among retirement-age adults. To maintain healthy blood pressure, more and more individuals in their golden years are practicing yoga. In addition to being a potent stress reliever, yoga reduces the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress. To stave off hypertension, talk to your aging loved one about combining yoga with weight loss, natural interventions, and prescribed medications.
Yoga has anti-anxiety effects. For some individuals, in fact, compared to the effects of anti-anxiety medication, yoga has been equally effective if not more so. What’s more, some psychotropic medications cause unwanted side effects. That’s not the case with yoga. “Feel-good” chemicals in the brain are released when a person participates in yoga. You may have heard these referred to as endorphins. A feeling of well-being and calmness – as opposed to depression and anxiety – are experienced. No matter how old you are, that’s a plus.
Enhance Your Flexibility
Even if you’re not particularly familiar with yoga, you’ve probably seen some of the positions involved in it. Clearly, it promotes flexibility.
For those with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and some autoimmune disorders, often painful, stiff muscles and joints result. They can make daily living particularly difficult. The low-impact exercise of yoga lowers the risk for injury, yet promotes flexibility.
For those who participate in yoga, they are less likely to experience an unsteady gait and instability because they will feel stronger and better balanced. It may even help with pain management.
Facilitate Patterns of Effective Breathing
Breathing difficulty and poor lung function can result from degenerative spine disorders, issues with posture, and chronic respiratory disease. To enhance breathing function, participate in regular yoga programs. In the respiratory system, this will work to increase oxygen flow. Your body tolerates yoga better because it is an exercise that is considered low impact. For people with fluid in their lungs, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, yoga is highly beneficial.
Keep numerous health conditions at bay with yoga and the deep breathing involved in it.
Hidden Meadows On The Ridge Promotes And Offers Wellness Programs
A healthier, happier way of life is promoted for our residents through our Dimensions Health and Fitness program. Across the following aspects, this holistic wellness program is designed to improve health:
You can find numerous amenities throughout our community. One such perk, useful for stimulating your spirit, body, and mind, is our retiree-equipped fitness center. You will be able to sign up for and participate in numerous fitness classes if you desire. There is even personal training provided if you need it.
See for yourself all we have to offer. Schedule a tour, today. If you prefer, you can also phone us at 267-682-6538 or, for sales and leasing inquiries, 267-458-6997.