Yoga Benefits the Brain and May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

Staying aerobically fit, and sticking to an exercise routine like running, is good for your brain and overall health. But new research points towards yoga as another option for those who want to protect their brains from Alzheimer’s — and who may enjoy physical activity that’s a bit more calm.

Yoga — the ancient practice originating in India that incorporates stretching, flexibility, strength and mindfulness — may keep the brain healthy, boost memory and lower the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to a new review of 11 studies.

Because many studies about yoga’s brain benefits have been inconclusive, the researchers of the review aimed to examine the connection between yoga and brain health in the hopes of coming to a more solid conclusion.

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