Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2021 Aug 26:1-6. Epub 2021 Aug 26. PMID: 34436979
Comparing Aerobic Exercise with Yoga in Anxiety Reduction: An Integrative Review.
Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that affects many Americans yet often goes unrecognized or undertreated. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature to assist in determining which alternative and complimentary therapy, aerobic exercise or yoga, is most beneficial in reducing anxiety symptoms. The literature search process resulted in a total of 14 articles included in the review. Results indicate that yoga is more effective in decreasing anxiety symptoms than aerobic exercise. Health care providers can use this information to help recommend an alternative form of therapy for patients.