The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studies.

  title={The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studies.},
  author={Alyson Ross and Sue Ann Thomas},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={16 1},
  • A. RossS. Thomas
  • Published 27 January 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
OBJECTIVES Exercise is considered an acceptable method for improving and maintaining physical and emotional health. [] Key MethodMETHODS Using PubMed((R)) and the key word "yoga," a comprehensive search of the research literature from core scientific and nursing journals yielded 81 studies that met inclusion criteria. These studies subsequently were classified as uncontrolled (n = 30), wait list controlled (n = 16), or comparison (n = 35). The most common comparison intervention (n = 10) involved exercise…

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