Study reveals chair yoga may reduce pain in elderly

Apr 10th, 2017
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An 8-week chair yoga program was associated with reduction in pain, pain interference and fatigue, and improvement in gait speed; concluded a study recently published in the online Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Sixty-six community-dwelling older adults with lower extremity Osteoarthritis were assigned to this controlled trial for eight weeks and observed by Dr. Juyoung Park of Florida Atlantic University and others from Florida Atlantic University and Atlanta’s Mercer University, to study “Effects of Chair Yoga on Pain and Physical Function Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis”, who could not participate in standing exercise.

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