Study: Yoga Good for Asthmatics
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Study participants report better quality of life after 10 weeks of yoga
By Meghan G. Loftus
Practicing yoga may improve the quality of life for asthma patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Researchers had 19 female asthma sufferers complete a respiratory symptom questionnaire. Then, the subjects were divided into two groups: One went about life as usual for 10 weeks, and the other practiced yoga three times a week (two supervised, one-hour sessions, plus a 30-minute session at home) for the same period.
At the end of the 10 weeks, those who had practiced yoga reported better quality of life on a follow-up questionnaire, while the control group saw no change. More
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