Yoga May Improve Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

New research has found that yoga can help women make a serious improvement in their lives shortly after cancer treatment. This is yet another study that reveals the immense benefits yoga can have on someone’s life. If you have recently started your cancer recovery regimen and feel like you could use a great boost of energy, fitness and relaxation, yoga could be just what you need.

The Results

A leading cancer specialist from the University of Texas completed the study which saw radiotherapy patients practice yoga three days a week for six months. The results showed the patients had experienced a vast improvement in their overall lifestyle during that period. Their fatigue levels were lower, their health perception was stronger and their stress levels greatly improved. Recent times have seen yoga become one of the leading forms of fitness and exercise amongst young and old. Perhaps it’s time you begin to take advantage of the benefits too.

Slow Movements, Better Health

Yoga’s increasing popularity has prompted numerous studies that have found an array of benefits for people from all walks of life. Even those who have suffered injuries or disabilities can improve their health and overall physical performance with this ancient exercise.  Its slow and relaxing nature can help you pinpoint your problematic areas and provide you with increased flexibility to eventually move into the exercise routine you desire.

Some of yoga’s benefits include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Greater strength
  • Improved mobility
  • Weight loss
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Muscle tone
  • Increased energy and stamina

Joint Progress

If you are looking to improve your physical health after an injury or disability or if you’re simply looking to slowly work your way into a demanding workout regimen, consider introducing yoga into your life. Combining the benefits of yoga with a physical therapy program can bring your body the strength and mobility it needs. Our licensed physical therapists are determined to guide and teach you everything you should know about your body. Give us a call to learn more about our wellness classes in McAllen.