The benefits of yoga in improving health
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The benefits of yoga in improving health

Lisa Diamond Nurse practitioner, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Colorado, United States, and health and wellness coach, Journey Into Wellness

Lisa Diamond recommends the prescription of yoga to improve patients’ physical and mental wellbeing with little cost to the health service

Many primary care presentations are related to stress. Yoga has been shown to improve many health issues including anxiety and stress. It is affordable and can be done by nearly anyone of any age or ability. Yoga has also been shown to improve immune function and allows patients a way to engage in self-management.

Primary Health Care. 22, 2, 16-19. doi: 10.7748/phc2012.


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This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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