Yourwellness Magazine Explores How Yoga Benefits Heart Health

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With a four-year-old boy doing a charity run to give back to the British Heart Foundation, Yourwellness Magazine explored how yoga can benefit heart health.

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A four-year-old boy who had life-saving heart surgery just days after he was born is running the British Heart Foundation Cymru’s Santa Jog next month to give something back to the charity, Wales Online reported November 21st. The article, “Four-year-old heart surgery boy Louie to run charity 5km,” noted that Louie’s family was helped throughout the treatment by British Heart Foundation-supported cardiac nurse Claire Logan, who is based at University Hospital of Wales Cardiff. Louie’s mum Lottie, 36, from Penylan, commented, ‘She has been an absolute godsend to us all and the foundation has been a huge help to us.’ (

Following on from this, Yourwellness Magazine explored how yoga can boost heart health. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Some of the wellness benefits of yoga are widely understood, such as the ability to tone up your muscles and improve your core stability – but did you know it can also help to improve your heart health? Yoga can help to keep your weight and fitness under control, and through this can boost the overall wellbeing of your heart in numerous ways. Whether you have problems with heart disease or simply want to make sure that your heart remains healthy, it is worth giving yoga a try.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine pointed out that, as well as heart disease, yoga is now thought to benefit those with diabetes, high blood pressures or who are suffering from or at risk of having a stroke. Yourwellness Magazine explained that yoga provides the tools and strategies that patients need to help get their conditions under control or prevent them all together. Yourwellness Magazine revealed specific moves that can improve specific heart-related health conditions, such as the chair spinal twist, which can help prevent heart problems.

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