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Tai chi may balance wobbly drivers

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Now, the imbalance that causes older people to fall has been linked to another consequence: car crashes. Older people who have fallen have about a 40 per cent greater risk of getting into an automobile crash than those who have not, according to a study of existing research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Though the study mentions tai ...

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Teaching And Learning, Tai Chi And Writing: The Power Of Friendship

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Any man who tries to teach me something is a brave man in for a great struggle, I have left a bloody wake of broken teachers behind me in my journey through life. Every Thursday at 1 p.m., we meet at Pompanuck Farm for an hour (it’s usually 90 minutes). For the first 30 minutes, Scott teaches me Tai Chi. ...

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Using Tai Chi for Increasing Your Productivity

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In an attempt to fix this, we can easily get to the point that we are desperate to find ways and means to avoid them, especially when we feel our productivity slipping, and so do our bosses and colleagues at work. Sometimes, we can do it on our own from experience. One of the more popular methods that people are ...

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Benefits Of Tai Chi (Hint: It’s Not Just For The Elderly)

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If you’ve ever seen a skilled practitioner of tai chi in motion, you know that it is a beautiful practice, with an almost hypnotic quality. Recently, research has been uncovering significant health benefits that stem from the art of tai chi. Much of this research has centered around older adults and the elderly, but people of all ages can benefit, ...

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Tai Chi May Help Reduce Blood Pressure

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Traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai Chi, Qigong and Baduanjin have been found to have beneficial effects on blood pressure in people living with heart disease. 17, 2016) – According to a study by researchers in China, traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai Chi may improve the health and well-being of those living with heart disease, high blood pressure or ...

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Tai Chi for osteoarthritis: How exercise is “rebranded” as complementary and alternative medicine

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Yet, through the wonders of “integrative medicine,” these sorts of diet and lifestyle interventions are “rebranded” as somehow “alternative” or “integrative” and then wedded to all sorts of quackery, like acupuncture, reiki, and dubious supplements. Tai chi versus osteoarthritis Tai Chi, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is a martial art that combines slow, deliberate, graceful stretching with breathing ...

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Tai chi may be as good as physical therapy for arthritis-related knee pain

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In fact, almost half of the population will have knee pain due to osteoarthritis by age 85. More than 700,000 of these operations are performed in the U.S. each year, and the rate of knee replacement surgery has nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. The mainstays of treatment include losing weight if you need to, exercise, various pain relievers and ...

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What Is Tai Chi?

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So what do you do to relieve that stress? Perhaps you could take a cue from ancient China and give tai chi a try! Today, however, tai chi is a popular form of light exercise that many believe improves health and helps to reduce stress levels. Article and Image courtesy of wonderopolis.org  

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