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MAKE 1 CHANGE

BY HOLLY FORD

IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH DOESN'T HAVE TO MEAN A DRAMATIC
MAKEOVER TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE SIMPLE
CHANGE AT A TIME. EVENTUALLY, THESE CHANGES WILL ADD UP
TO AN
OVERALL
IMPROVEMENT
YOUR
HEALTH.
DRAMATIC
IMPROVEMENT
OFOF
YOUR
HEALTH.

How many people
practice yoga?

PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

DO YOGA ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
TO EASE STRESS
You don't need to put on yoga pants and roll out a mat.
Simply pull up a comfortable chair-at work or
home-and reap the many benefits of yoga.
The more we learn about this ancient practice, the more we
realize its benefits go far beyond flexibility and muscle toning.
Multiple studies show that yoga can positively impact the body by:
helping to regulate blood glucose
levels
keeping the cardiovascular system
in tune
managing stress levels and conditions like depression and anxiety
Yoga
increases neurotransmitters in
adults (and growing)
the body, such as serotonin, dopamine
in the United States,
and oxytocin, while it decreases the
according to the 2016
Yoga in America study
stress hormone cortisol.

36
MILLION

GIVE IT A TRY

Yoga is accessible to everyone and can
be done just about anywhere. Feeling
overstressed at work or looking for a
refreshing start to the day? UVA Club
Red makes it easy to add yoga to your
daily routine.
In a video, Ina Stephens, MD, codirector of the Medical Yoga Program at
UVA Health System, walks you through
a stress-reducing yoga class. Break it up
into segments or complete in one sitting.
Be sure to bookmark clubreduva.com/
yogavideo. Before starting any new
exercise regimen, remember to speak
with your doctor.

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