Potential of Yoga for Improving Health Outcome Measures in Informal Caregivers

By Andi Céline Martin and Darren Candow.

Published by Journal of Sport and Health

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: February 25, 2016 $US5.00

The multifactorial process of caring for aging adults may decrease the health and well-being of informal caregivers. Structured physical activity may be an effective intervention for improving health outcome measures of informal caregivers. Recent evidence indicates that Yoga may provide beneficial effects to informal caregivers. This brief review will highlight the potential beneficial effects of Yoga and mind-body-medicine on health outcome measures of informal caregivers.

Keywords: Informal Caregiving, Yoga, Physical Activity, Mind-body Medicine

Journal of Sport and Health, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.15-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: February 25, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 528.161KB)).

Andi Céline Martin

PhD Student, Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Darren Candow

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Gerontology Graduate Coordinator, Centre on Aging and Health, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada