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Yoga reduces Alzheimer�s risk

 2016-05-14 06:21:53.0

T330_131578_yogaWashington:� Yoga practice may help minimise the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Researchers found that yoga and meditation are even more effective than memory enhancement exercises like crosswords.

University of California-Los Angeles �study finds that yoga and meditation can help minimize cognitive impairment�, according to UCLA.

To reduce risk for Alzheimer�s, skip Lumosity (games claiming to improve memory, etc.) and get onto the yoga mat, this study by UCLA-led team of neuroscientists and funded by the Alzheimer�s Research and Prevention Foundation, adds in the release. . It further says: �If you or your relatives are trying to improve your memory or offset the risk for developing memory loss or dementia, a regular practice of yoga and meditation could be a simple, safe and low-cost solution to improving your brain fitness�.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Chicago today, called the UCLA looking into the usage of multi-faceted yoga to combat Alzheimer�s �a step in the positive direction�. Zed urged all major world universities to explore various benefits yoga offers.

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