The ancient practice of yoga is good for the mind and spirit. It’s also good for the body—and, for the back in particular, according to two recent studies, among the largest controlled trials on yoga ever done.
Nearly all people experience some form of cognitive decline in later life. Yet many older people function just fine in the workplace and daily life. Three new scientific papers suggest why this might be.
There’s accumulating scientific evidence to suggest that these two ancient practices can improve your physical health, mental health, or both. Here’s an overview of each practice and some of the most recent research findings.