Features February 2010 Issue

Increase Your Mobility with Yoga

You can ease joint pain, increase bone strength, and keep your arteries flexible while youíre at it. Just be sure to go easy at the start.

Going yoga can benefit individuals with arthritis in many ways, says Susan Joy, MD, director of Womenís Sports Health at Cleveland Clinic. "Yoga improves dynamic flexibility, meaning how well your joints can move across a range of motion. It also reduces stiffness and increases mobility overall, something you donít get from stretching," she explains. The result is that you can do better with daily activities, from putting on and taking off a jacket to getting in and out of a car.

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