Heart Health and Yoga

Chair Yoga classes are now available at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Check out their Fall calendar online or pick-up a copy at the front desk.

In our September meeting, Donna St. John, our stretching instructor, brought this following quote to our attention:

Overall, people who took yoga classes saw improvement in a number of factors that affect heart disease risk. They lost an average of five pounds, shaved five points off their blood pressure, and lowered their levels of harmful LDL cholesterol by twelve points.

Check out the complete article at the Harvard Heart Health Newsletter, February 28, 2017. The above quote is from an article – ‘More Than A Stretch: Yoga’s Benefits May Extend To The Heart’ – by Judy Corliss.

Author: dherald2013

Don Herald is an active member of the Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group in Peterborough, Ontario. He is the volunteer Chair of Education Programs for this group. In addition to his work with the healthy heart program, Don writes about interesting characters he meets in his daily life or unexpectedly stumbles upon in his over-active imagination. His short fiction and autobiographical stories have been published in the UK, Canada and the US. Visit his website - www.donherald.blogspot.com.