Study to show chair yoga as effective treatment for osteoarthritis

Doing yoga while sitting, known as chair yoga, can ease the pain of osteoarthritis in the lower part of the body, such as the hip, knee, ankle or foot.

It’s an effective alternative for people who cannot perform the usual yoga positions, say researchers at Florida Atlantic University who tested the effects of chair yoga on a group of 131 people with osteoarthritis. Those who participated in the eight-week class[highlight] reported greater flexibility, less pain and improved quality of life overall[/highlight] than those who instead took part in a health education programme.

Chair yoga was developed by Kristine Lee for people with mobility and flexibility problems. People can perform the positions while seated or while standing and holding a chair for support.

Source: Journal of American Geriatric Society, 2016; doi: 10.1111/jgs.14717

Erkin Oksak

Ik vind dat mensen zich bewust moeten zijn van wat ze eten en in hun lichaam binnenkrijgen. In mijn ogen levert de voedingsindustrie een belangrijke bijdrage aan de huidige chronische ziekten in onze samenleving. Goede voeding, geen medicijnen, is de sleutel tot een goede gezondheid. Klik hier voor mijn persoonlijk verhaal en motivatie »

Related Articles

Hou me op de hoogte van

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Back to top button
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x