Yoga Eases Hot Flashes and Boosts Memory

Sun salutations may be the answer when getting older makes you sweat and forget.


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Sun salutations may be the answer when getting older makes you sweat and forget. A new Indian study involving 120 women found that those who practiced yoga (along with breathing exercises and meditation) for an hour five days a week had 50 percent fewer hot flashes and night sweats than those who simply did stretching exercises.

The yoga group also reported improved memory. By helping you unwind, yoga is thought to free up your mind to control body functioning.
Last Updated: January 04, 2009

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