A small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost energy.
In the current study, investigators randomized 31 breast cancer survivors to participate in either two 90-minute Inyengar yoga classes every week or a two-hour health class once a week.
The group taking the health classes experienced about the same amount of fatigue and energy throughout the study period. However, the group taking the yoga class reported about a 26% drop in fatigue and a 55% increase in energy after the 12-week yoga regimen.
Furthermore, the women in the yoga group continued to report significant improvements in fatigue levels three months after the classes stopped.
The investigator postulated that gaining a sense of control over one’s physical body, when one has a disease like breast cancer, might have important benefit.
It has been well documented that exercise such as yoga is beneficial to improve the well-being of an individual. Whether you are sick or not, it is smart to keep exercise regularly.
Source: Cancer 2011
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