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Effect of a 16-Week Bikram Yoga Program on Heart Rate Variability and Associated Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Stressed and Sedentary Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Chronic activation of the stress-response can contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, particularly in sedentary individuals. This study investigated the effect of a Bikram yoga intervention on the high frequency power component of heart rate variability (HRV) and associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (i.e. additional domains of HRV, hemodynamic, hematologic, anthropometric and body composition outcome measures) in stressed and sedentary adults. Read more here.