Chair Yoga – Benefits Are Many
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University examined the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis.
For the study, researchers randomly assigned 131 older adults with osteoarthritis to either the “Sit ‘N’ Fit Chair” program developed by Kristine Lee or a health education program. Participants attended 45-minute sessions twice a week for 8 weeks. Researchers measured pain, pain interference (how it affects one’s life), balance, gait speed, fatigue and functional ability, before, during and after the sessions.