Yoga might be an alternative training for the quality of life and balance in postmenopausal osteoporosis


Tuzun S. , Aktas I., Akarirmak U., Sipahi S., Tuzun F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, cilt.46, ss.69-72, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.69-72

Özet

Aim. Osteoporotic vertebra and hip fractures are major causes of dysfunction, disability, mortality and impaired life quality in the ageing population. In the postmenopausal period, exercises prevent rapid bone loss and increase muscle strength, mobility and flexibility thereby decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. Yoga exercises, which have been an inseparable part of Eastern culture for hundreds of years, are now being used in the field of osteoporosis rehabilitation. Yoga has a positive effect on balance, posture, flexibility, and life quality resulting from its effects on balance, stretching, relaxation and strengthening. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of yoga exercises in postmenopausal osteoporotic women on balance and life quality and to compare the results with a classic osteoporosis exercise program.