Yoga gaining popularity with American adults and children

February 11, 2015 10:05 PM

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Two new surveys conducted by the government reveal that yoga is gaining popularity among American children and adults alike. According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) supplemental report on the use of complementary health approaches, the percentage of adults practicing yoga to boost their health almost doubled over the decade from 2002 to 2012.

While the percentage of young adults practicing yoga was seen to shoot up from 5.1% in 2002 9.5% in 2012, the percentage of adults aged 65 and more doing the same increased from 1.3% to 3.3%, signifying a threefold increase.

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