Benefits of Yoga – A Great Exercise for Gastric Sleeve Patients!

Benefits of YogaYoga is a great form of exercise because it can be done by beginners, masters, or anyone in between and can be modified to meet the abilities of most people. Yoga can be done in your home, at the beach, at a studio, or even in your workplace. Yoga has a host of wonderful and diverse benefits, that may have you keep coming back for more. Here are a few highlights:

  • Improves self esteem
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Increases your heart rate
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Decreases blood sugar
  • Boosts immune function
  • Encourages a deeper sleep
  • Help ease pain caused by chronic conditions
  • Gives you inner strength

Remember yoga aids in flexibility and that is critical for patients who are battling weight loss. It is helpful to move the synovial fluid inbetween discs in our spine. More importantly it is important to be patient with yoga and weight loss; remember it is a journey but very worth it!

The above is being shared by Dr. Shillingford’s office located in Boca Raton, Florida. Call (561) 484-8840 for a free weight loss consultation. Dr. Shillingford is a board certified surgeon specializing in lap bands, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and revisional surgery.