Potential of Yoga for Improving Health Outcome Measures in Informal Caregivers

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  • Title: Potential of Yoga for Improving Health Outcome Measures in Informal Caregivers
  • Author(s): Andi Céline Martin, Darren Candow
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Sport & Society
  • Journal Title: Journal of Sport and Health
  • Keywords: Informal Caregiving, Yoga, Physical Activity, Mind-body Medicine
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2016
  • ISSN: 2381-7070 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2381-7097 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2381-7070/CGP/v07i01/15-32
  • Citation: Martin, Andi Céline , and Darren Candow. 2016. "Potential of Yoga for Improving Health Outcome Measures in Informal Caregivers." Journal of Sport and Health 7 (1): 15-32. doi:10.18848/2381-7070/CGP/v07i01/15-32.
  • Extent: 18 pages

Abstract

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.