Long-term Benefits of Yoga Include Greater Balance Control Study Shows

By
B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500

The loss of balance control presents a major risk for falls and fractures for aging adults. Poor balance control can be attributed to a loss of core strength and muscle mass. A decline in neuromuscular integration, the brain’s ability to perform multiple tasks at the same, is also believed to significantly contribute to poor balance and increased fall risk.

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