Yoga and Health

Harvard study finds yoga and meditation reduces healthcare cost by 43%

Relaxation-response techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and prayer, could reduce the need for health care services by 43 percent, according to a study at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that looked at participants in a relaxation-response-focused training program. Previous studies have shown that eliciting the relaxation response — a physiologic state of deep rest — … Read More

exercise and psoriasis

Exercise reduces psoriasis risk

Researchers find another benefit from a healthy lifestyle New research by scientists at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital highlights another medical condition improved by exercise: the skin affliction called psoriasis. In a study published online by the journal Archives of Dermatology, researchers found that vigorous activity reduced the risk of … Read More

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