The Potential of Yoga to Impact the Health of African-American Women
Presented by Daheia Barr Anderson, PhD, MSPH, FACSM
Director of the Behavioral Physical Activity Laboratory
School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
African-American women are disproportionately affected with a sedentary lifestyle, excessive weight, and increased risk for stress-related chronic diseases. Yoga can be an effective strategy to address adverse health outcomes by decreasing sedentary behavior and stress; however little research has been conducted to explore its effect in African-American women. This presentation will review the existing literature on the benefits of yoga and explore the potential of yoga to address health outcomes in African-American women.
All faculty, staff, and students welcome!