In an article titled The Simple Move That Changes Everything Dr. Oz of television fame and Dr. Michael Roizen, one of the founders of the website RealAge discuss some of the benefits of including yoga in your fitness routine if you are over 50.
According to the good doctors yoga
- improves flexibility which in turn eases the amount of added stress on the joints
- uses your own body weight as resistance training, helping to maintain body muscle mass
- increases chemicals in the body that gives you a natural “high” or state of well being.
- Yoga practitioners between 45 and 55 gained almost 20 lbs less than people the same age who did no yoga over a four year period