Historically, the approach to preventing heart disease in America has involved some form of aerobic exercise. However for many Americans with pre-existing heart conditions, those with muscle and joint pain, those who are older, or those who simply do not enjoy high-impact workouts, exercise is avoided altogether. But now researchers have found that low-impact yoga workouts are beneficial in improving risk factors for heart disease and may be an effective therapy for the health of your heart.

A recent Hong Kong study has found that qigong, an exercise and meditation treatment protocol commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, can reduce the symptoms of fatigue and depression.