cardiovascular

Publication Title: 
Western Journal of Nursing Research

The benefits of physical activity are well established, yet few older adults engage in adequate physical activity to optimize health. While yoga may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, few studies have focused on the efficacy of yoga-based physical activity to promote cardiovascular health in older adults. The objective of this review is to provide an evaluation of yoga interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk in older adults. Four databases were searched for randomized controlled trials of yoga interventions in older adults. Studies with cardiovascular outcomes were included.

Author(s): 
Barrows, Jennifer L.
Fleury, Julie
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Meditation is associated with lower blood pressure, but little is known about how loving-kindness meditation affects nitric oxide (NO) metabolism, a key mediator of cardiovascular physiology associated with vasodilation. METHODS: We studied seven inexperienced and five experienced healthy meditators at one study visit, after they refrained from eating nitrate-rich foods for at least 12h. Participants completed questionnaires on demographics and meditation practices.

Author(s): 
Kemper, Kathi J.
Powell, Daniel
Helms, Christine Carlisle
Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Meditation is associated with lower blood pressure, but little is known about how loving-kindness meditation affects nitric oxide (NO) metabolism, a key mediator of cardiovascular physiology associated with vasodilation. METHODS: We studied seven inexperienced and five experienced healthy meditators at one study visit, after they refrained from eating nitrate-rich foods for at least 12h. Participants completed questionnaires on demographics and meditation practices.

Author(s): 
Kemper, Kathi J.
Powell, Daniel
Helms, Christine Carlisle
Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.
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