CHRONIC DISEASE, OBESITY AND STRESS CAN BE GREATLY REDUCED BY COMMITTING TO PRO-ACTIVE PREVENTION, AND EVOLVING TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
7 out of every 10 deaths a year are from chronic diseases. (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and arthritis)
These chronic diseases are the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in USA.
5 of every 10 deaths a year are caused by heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Obesity is a major health concern; 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 5 youth are obese.
75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions.
Common Causes of Chronic Disease Lack of physical activities, poor nutrition, tobacco use and excessive alcohol abuse. More than 1/3 of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity.
Impact of Stress Stress accounts for 2/3 of total patient visits to physicians. Stress is the leading cause of coronary artery disease, cancer and respiratory disease.
Major Causes of Stress: Threats, Fear and Uncertainty Due to: Financial Problems Workplace stress: Prospect of losing job Change Bullying Politics Personal Relationships Health Heart Disease Hypertension Weight Irritants Commuting Work/Life Balance Workload Lack of Sleep Can’t relax Long-term Exposure to Stress Raises blood pressure Suppresses Immune System Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Vulnerable to depression
Rising health care costs encourages people to accept responsibility for their role in their own wellness, and preventative maintenance of their mind and body.
UYS Benefits of Hot Yoga
HOT YOGA PROMOTES HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, AS IT IS KEY IN THE PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASE AND MANAGEMENT OF STRESS.
Physiological Blood Pressure Decreases Respiratory rate decreases Cardiovascular efficiency increases Respiratory efficiency increases Flexibility and joint range of motion increases Posture improves Strength and resilience increase Endurance increases Energy level increases Weight normalizes; burns excess fat Sleep improves Immunity increases Pain decreases Steadiness improves Balance improves Integrated functioning of body parts improves Increases muscle-tone, strength, stamina and flexibility
Psychological Helps relaxation and releases stress, even in the midst of a stress stricken environment Mood improves Self acceptance increases Social adjustment increases Anxiety and depression decreases Hostility decreases Concentration improves Memory improves Attention improves Social skills increase Concentration improves Raises self esteem Gain confidence
Heat Releases toxins, tension and stress Extends the ability of ligaments, tendons and muscles Strengthens the mind: focus & discipline Kick-starts cardiovascular system Removal of anxiety by using heat to detoxify impurities from the body
BREAST CANCER & YOGA
Yoga & Breast Cancer
What the Research Shows
August 15, 2014
Recent studies have identified the benefits of yoga practice for breast cancer patients and survivors.