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Simple Ways To Avoid A Yoga Injury

Simple Ways to Avoid a Yoga Injury

Yoga is associated with certain health benefits; it’s thought to help relieve low back pain, boost mood, and improve balance. Though yoga is generally considered safe when practiced under the guidance of a qualified instructor, some participants can suffer injuries that land them in an emergency room.

From 2001 to 2014, nearly 30,000 Americans were admitted to hospital emergency departments with yoga-related injuries, mostly strains and sprains to the torso, say researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

While the total number of injuries isn’t cause for alarm, it’s notable that, during the 13-year period, the incidence of injury among people ages 65 and older increased eightfold. Older adults were also…

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