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PTSD: How yoga and physical therapy can help with PTSD

A traumatic event can cause a person to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition characterized by signs such as anxiety, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks. While therapy and medications are often used as mainstream treatments for PTSD, health experts insist that complementary modalities like yoga and physical therapy have shown promise in …

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Barre Centric reopens gym in downtown Buffalo, adds yoga classes

Three years after closing its Buffalo studio due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Barre Centric has opened a new space downtown. The first floor of the Mid-City Apartments building at 1665 Main St. is the new headquarters for Barre Centric. The 1,600-square-foot space can accommodate classes for up to 25 people. Barre Centric previously operated a …

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Study: Exercise improves blood pressure responsiveness to stress: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Image credit: ViDI Studio/Shutterstock.com

Muscles calm the mind: Exercise can lower stress-related blood pressure responses

In a recent study published in the journal Scientific reports, researchers performed a meta-analysis to elucidate the effects of exercise on stress-related blood pressure (BP) reactivity. Their results show that regular aerobic exercise helps reduce systolic BP responses to adult stressors, especially in hypertensive individuals. Study: Exercise improves blood pressure responsiveness to stress: A systematic …

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