10 Undeniable Reasons You Should Be Doing Yoga

Ah, yoga, we love you so. There's a reason the ancient practice has stood the test of time. Yoga is a total mind-body experience, with both physical and mental benefits. Not to mention the fact that there are endless options, making it one of the most versatile ways to work out. But don't just listen to us wax poetic about the practice -- allow the science to speak for itself. In honor of the International Day of Yoga, below are 10 research-backed reasons to incorporate more yoga in your life: 1. Yoga is the ultimate stress reliever. Feeling a little high-strung? Head to a yoga studio. Research shows the practice can reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure. Yoga may even reduce symptoms of more serious mental health issues like anxiety. 2. It's a good workout. Yoga may not scream "heart pumping cardio," but trust us, it's one of the best ways to get some exercise. Research shows yoga is a healthy way to lose weight, particularly for middle-age individuals. Take that, elliptical. 3. It's an excellent way to strength train. Yoga engages so many muscle groups, from your core to your arms. It's a great way to swap your weights every once and a while for something different. Don't believe us? Try these moves and feel the burn. 4. It can make your mind sharper. Boost that noggin with a few Sun Salutations or Downward Dog poses. Exercise is a natural way to sharpen your memory. Yoga, in particular, may also help boost brain function and improve reaction ti...
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