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A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Considerations for Design and Implementation

A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Considerations for Design and Implementation Perspective A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Considerations for Design and Implementation Maricarmen Vizcaino, MS, RYT, NSCA-CPT compared to healthy individuals. Abstract Prevalence of diabetes com- plications is also high among patients with T2DM. In addition, Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects a large patients with diabetes may have reduced joint motion, not only proportion of the population in the world. Diabetes has nu- in the hands, but throughout the body—a condition known as 8–11 merous complications that restrict the practice of rigorous ex- limited joint mobility. ercise, and numerous comorbidities—such as depression and These physical and medical characteristics represent a limi- diabetes-related distress—that require mental relaxation in ad- tation on the type of activities that patients with T2DM can dition to physical activity. Hatha yoga—an ancient discipline perform. Moreover, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) comprised of physical poses (āsanas), breathing exercises provides specific exercise recommendations for patients with (prānāyāma), and meditation—may be a suitable form of ex- complications; these recommendations include avoiding rigor- ercise for patients with diabetes, not only for yoga’s physical ous aerobic or resistance exercise. benefits but also for its impact on mental health. Hatha yoga is a low-impact activity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternative and Complementary Therapies Mary Ann Liebert

A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Considerations for Design and Implementation

A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Considerations for Design and Implementation

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 20 (5): 5 – Oct 1, 2014

Abstract

Perspective A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Considerations for Design and Implementation Maricarmen Vizcaino, MS, RYT, NSCA-CPT compared to healthy individuals. Abstract Prevalence of diabetes com- plications is also high among patients with T2DM. In addition, Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects a large patients with diabetes may have reduced joint motion, not only proportion of the population in the world. Diabetes has nu- in the hands, but throughout the body—a condition known as 8–11 merous complications that restrict the practice of rigorous ex- limited joint mobility. ercise, and numerous comorbidities—such as depression and These physical and medical characteristics represent a limi- diabetes-related distress—that require mental relaxation in ad- tation on the type of activities that patients with T2DM can dition to physical activity. Hatha yoga—an ancient discipline perform. Moreover, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) comprised of physical poses (āsanas), breathing exercises provides specific exercise recommendations for patients with (prānāyāma), and meditation—may be a suitable form of ex- complications; these recommendations include avoiding rigor- ercise for patients with diabetes, not only for yoga’s physical ous aerobic or resistance exercise. benefits but also for its impact on mental health. Hatha yoga is a low-impact activity

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Abstract

Perspective A Hatha Yoga Program for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Considerations for Design and Implementation Maricarmen Vizcaino, MS, RYT, NSCA-CPT compared to healthy individuals. Abstract Prevalence of diabetes com- plications is also high among patients with T2DM. In addition, Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects a large patients with diabetes may have reduced joint motion, not only proportion of the population in the world. Diabetes has nu- in the hands, but throughout the body—a condition known as 8–11 merous complications that restrict the practice of rigorous ex- limited joint mobility. ercise, and numerous comorbidities—such as depression and These physical and medical characteristics represent a limi- diabetes-related distress—that require mental relaxation in ad- tation on the type of activities that patients with T2DM can dition to physical activity. Hatha yoga—an ancient discipline perform. Moreover, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) comprised of physical poses (āsanas), breathing exercises provides specific exercise recommendations for patients with (prānāyāma), and meditation—may be a suitable form of ex- complications; these recommendations include avoiding rigor- ercise for patients with diabetes, not only for yoga’s physical ous aerobic or resistance exercise. benefits but also for its impact on mental health. Hatha yoga is a low-impact activity

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Published: Oct 1, 2014

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