5 great reasons for seniors to try yoga

Mental health problems are common in older adults

Yoga fights depression

For some people, the senior years aren’t exactly golden. Mental health problems are common in older adults, with an estimated 6.5 million seniors living with depression. While aging comes with a lot of new challenges, like personal health problems, the loss of family and friends, and loneliness, medical professionals agree that depression isn’t a normal part of aging.

Yoga alone won’t cure depression, but it contributes to the prevention of mood disorders and helps seniors with depression cope with their illness. A recent study found that yoga improved depression symptoms by 50 percent after three months of regular practice.

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