11 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Find out all the ways that practicing yoga can be food for your overall health.

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga definitely makes you more flexible, but that’s not all this ancient practice can do. Research has found that yoga can help with issues like bone and heart health, back pain, and even incontinence! The best part of doing yoga to improve your health is that you don’t need to spend money on weekly classes — if you have a DVD player or a computer you can find your om right on your own home.

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Improves Bone Health

One study found that doing specific yoga poses for 12 minutes daily or every other day increased bone mineral density over time. Wake your body and bones up in the morning with this simple routine.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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