Developing and maintaining good bone health is not just a matter of taking calcium.
CAN YOGA BE AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO MAINTAIN BONES?
Dr. Fishman, a physiatrist at Columbia University, conducted a small study regarding this.
He found that those who practiced yoga had increased bone density in their spine and hips.
How can this be? Well, yoga puts more pressure on bone than gravity does.
By opposing one group of muscles against another, the osteocytes, or bone making cells are stimulated.
NOT ALL AGREE
Some experts argue that adults do not gain significant bone mass.
Regardless, yoga remains a safe exercise for those who suffer from osteoporosis.
Yoga creates stronger muscles, better posture, and reduces stress.