Does yoga engender fitness in older adults? A critical review.

  title={Does yoga engender fitness in older adults? A critical review.},
  author={Kaitlyn P. Roland and Jennifer M Jakobi and Gareth R. Jones},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  volume={19 1},
Interest in yoga is growing, especially among older adults. This review critically summarizes the current literature to investigate whether physical fitness and function benefits are engendered through the practice of yoga in older adults. A comprehensive search yielded 507 studies; 10 studies with 544 participants (69.6 ± 6.3 yr, 71% female) were included. Large variability in yoga styles and measurement outcomes make it challenging to interpret results across studies. Studies reported… CONTINUE READING

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