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- Website: SeniorsZen
- Resource type: General web page
Summary - The message of this resource is:
If you are a senior and new to yoga, use this resource to learn some helpful tips for beginners.
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healthy aging, quality of life, mobility, independence
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Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 1/11/2019 1:53:12 PM
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