Yoga can be ideal exercise for all levels

Jasmine Phu

May 6, 2011

Looking for a way to stay fit and young during the golden years? recently suggested that yoga may be the ideal exercise, because it is a low-impact activity that can be welcome to beginners while also challenging veteran gym-goers. 

Yoga can reduce stress levels, increase flexibility and may even help lower one's fall risk. The latter factor can be an important one to consider as boomers grow older and want to stay at home. Another way to protect against falls is to install a personal emergency response system at home, because this device allows users to send a medical alert if they require assistance.

If one is new to yoga, enthusiast Susan Winter Ward recommends wearing comfortable clothes and approaching the exercise with an open mind.

"Yoga is a body, mind and spirit practice, everything is integrated. Our minds affect our bodies and our spirit; yoga practice takes you on a journey into yourself," she told the news provider.

She added that there is also a "yoga diet" that boomers may want to try. This generally means restricting meat intake to lighter meats such as fish and poultry.

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