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Twitter Chat on the Science of Yoga

September 24, 2013 - 3:00p.m. ET

Event Description

Did you know that September is National Yoga Month? According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, yoga is one of the top 10 complementary health approaches used among U.S. adults. An estimated 6 percent of adults used yoga for health purposes in the previous 12 months. Many people who practice yoga do so to maintain their health and well-being, improve physical fitness, relieve stress, and enhance quality of life. In addition, they may be addressing specific health conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and anxiety. As we near the end of September, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat to discuss what the science says about yoga.

We’ll be joined by NCCAM expert Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., whose interests include the use of complementary medicine interventions for promoting healthy behaviors.

Follow the conversation at #nccamchat.