Alzheimer’s Brain Body Connection: How to Stay Active Indoors with Yoga
“Studies show that people who are physically active are less likely to experience a decline in their mental function, have a lowered risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and possibly have improved thinking among people with vascular cognitive impairment.” MayoClinic
Staying physically active has been shown to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But getting out to a gym to exercise isn’t always easy, especially during the current COVID-19 outbreak. In fact, during the coronavirus outbreak and “Shelter at Home” mandate, it’s not only impossible to go to the gym, but potentially hazardous!
Where does that leave your health? Read on to learn more about one of the best indoor exercises available to you – Yoga.
A great indoor exercise for your mind and body – Yoga.
When trying to stay proactive about your health for the prevention of Alzheimer’s and generally well-being, consider learning yoga. Even if you’re completely new to the idea of yoga, there is a plethora of online support available to educate yourself on the topic.
Feel free to get in touch with the experts at AlzheimersPrevention.org to learn more about yoga for the prevention of Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, try searching YouTube for free yoga lessons you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Yoga benefits you physically and mentally.
While yoga requires you to use your body strength to perform it, yoga also takes strength of mind. Perhaps that is why AlzheimersPrevention.org highly recommends yoga for the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
Yoga requires one to clear their mind and concentrate. This helps you set aside feelings of stress or anxiety and leads to a healthier brain. If done routinely, yoga will leave you with a healthier mind, body, and soul.
What if you have no yoga mat?
Now that you know yoga is great for the prevention of Alzheimer’s, you’ll want to get started right away. But what if you don’t have a yoga mat yet?
Using a yoga mat helps with comfort and safety, due to its no slip quality. However, yoga can still be performed without a mat, just be sure you’re on a soft surface like a rug or carpet and that there is no slipping danger.
Large blankets or towels can also make great yoga mat substitutes, just be cautious that these are on a non-slip surface before attempting yoga.
When stuck indoors, yoga will keep you healthy – mind, body, and soul!
During these stressful times, it is important to stay healthy. The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is a big advocate of yoga for its many health benefits – it just so happens it can be performed indoors. Get started right away and contact us if you have any questions about yoga for the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
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