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Yoga and Wellness

Yoga and Wellness

Did you know? 94% of Americans who practice yoga say that they do it for wellness reasons. And they say that practicing yoga makes them healthier in many ways.

Over 60% of yoga users were motivated to exercise more regularly.

Over 40% of yoga users were motivated to eat healthier.

Over 55% of yoga users reported improved sleep.

Over 85% of yoga users reported reduced stress.

Over 12% of yoga users cut back or stopped drinking alcohol.

Over 25% of yoga users cut back or stopped smoking cigarettes.

Citation: Stussman BJ, Black LI, Barnes PM, Clarke TC, Nahin RL. Wellness-related use of common complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2012. National health statistics reports; no 85. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. [402KB PDF]

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