Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Yoga Stress Relief for Soldiers

Posted by Scott White on Sunday, May 20, 2012,

 

Faced with the highest army suicide rates in at least 30 years , U.S. military officials are examining ways to help treat psychologically wounded soldiers. A study published in the March issue of the journal Injury Prevention found the number of U.S. military suicides rose  by 80 percent from 2004 to 2008. The increased risk of suicide is linked to combat service in Iraq and Afghanistan and mental health problems like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Yoga Eases Chronic Back Pain, study shows

Posted by Scott White on Sunday, May 20, 2012,

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Yoga has been studied as a treatment for back pain because of its combined focus on stretching, strengthening and relaxing 
By Sarah C.P. Williams

People with chronic back pain might benefit from hitting the yoga mat. Three months of weekly yoga classes eased back pain more than the usual course of care — an informative back pain booklet, according to a new study.

Even a year later, patients with chronic back pain  who had participated in yoga classes reported less pain than those who hadn'...


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