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Yoga is good for the heart — study

Picture: File A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease

Picture: File A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease

Published Nov 6, 2017

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A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, researchers have found.

The study, carried out in Hridaya Ganesha Sunil Memorial Superspeciality Hospital in Jaipur, India, included 750 obese heart disease patients with Type 2 diabetes.

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They were divided into three groups. One group did aerobic exercise, one did yoga and another did both. All three groups saw improvements after participating in three sessions lasting six months each.

Blood pressure went down similarly for the aerobic exercise-only and yoga-only groups. These groups had improvements in cholesterol levels. Weight and waist circumference also went down.

But patients who did both yoga and aerobic exercise had two times greater reductions for these measures. They also had significant improvements in heart function and exercise capacity. 

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- The New York Times

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