Yoga for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

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Tüzün S, Aktas I, Akarirmak U, et al. Yoga might be an alternative training for the quality of life and balance in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Mar;46(1):69-72. PubMed PMID: 20332729.

In a small study of 26 postmenopausal osteoporotic women, investigators at Istanbul University evaluated the effect of yoga exercises on balance and life quality in comparison with a classic osteoporosis exercise program. They found that yoga education had a positive effect on pain, physical functions, social functions, and balance and concluded that yoga appears to be an alternative physical activity for the rehabilitation of osteoporosis patients.

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