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Is Doing Yoga Better Than Going to the Gym?

It can be! While yoga and gym exercises typically yield different results for your body, yoga can be the better choice during the pandemic for a few health-related reasons.

Why, you might ask? Our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial explains below. Read on to learn more.

Why Choose Yoga Over the Gym?

While yoga does great things for your mental health and core strength, one of the biggest reasons to choose to practice yoga at home during the pandemic is for social distancing purposes.

Social distancing at the gym can be difficult, and it can also be difficult to stay sanitary at the gym due to the excess amounts of equipment that they possess. If you are looking for a practice that benefits whole-body health and is safer this year, choose yoga.

Other Benefits of Yoga

  • Increases flexibility
  • Eases anxiety
  • Helps you maintain a balanced metabolism

How Can I Practice Yoga at Home?

There are many videos for both beginners and experts online that can walk you through various types of yoga flows. Some flows focus more on building core strength, some on breath, some on endurance and some on increasing flexibility.

You can even practice with a family member or friend if you don't want to do it alone! Yoga is a great way to stay healthy and stay in tune with your body. Yoga is also such a great way to keep your mind healthy, which is of premium importance this year due to the pandemic.

Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy This Year

  • Maintain a solid, daily routine.
  • Limit phone usage.
  • Journal.
  • Read a good book.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night.
  • Move your body for at least 30 minutes each day.

If you've been feeling overwhelmed this year, our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial can help you get the care that you need.