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4 Reasons to Give Yoga a Shot This Summer

July 5, 2017 | Blog

Are you looking for a new way to exercise? Practicing yoga is a great way to calm your body and mind while increasing flexibility and muscle strength. Yoga is a great activity for all ages and levels of physical ability. Summer programs like Camden’s Connect the Lots and Vineland’s Park Hop have incorporated yoga into their healthy activity rotations. YogaJournal.com offers a list of 38 awesome health benefits of practicing yoga, including the following:

  • Stress Management – Practicing yoga can help increase calmness and sharpen concentration.
  • Muscle Strength and Toning – Along with relieving stress, yoga is great for physical health. As you continue to practice yoga, you may notice an increase in your core strength and overall muscle tone.
  • Healthier Eating Habits – Exercising regularly helps you burn more calories and become a more conscious eater. You can start positive dietary changes by switching out junk food snacks and picking up an apple or some carrot sticks.

Improves Your Mood – Practicing yoga can lift your spirits! A study showed that regular yoga practice could lessen anxiety and make you happier.

 

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