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10 Healthy Reasons to Take up Yoga

There are more benefits to practicing yoga than toned abs -- those are just a bonus! Here are 10 reasons to say "om."
By 
Kate Blair
There's no question that all things yoga are a huge trend (if you can call a practice that's 5,000 years old a trend). But yoga is more than just fancy workout wear -- more, even, than just a workout. It's a great way to boost your mental and physical health along many fronts. Here are 10 reasons to go to the (yoga) mat.
6. A healthier heart

6. A healthier heart

In helping to reduce stress, yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate. These effects can clearly benefit people with high blood pressure and at risk of heart disease and stroke. Yoga may also decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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