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

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

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

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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Exercise for Knee Health – Is Tai Chi lower impact than walking? The answer will surprise you.

Tai Chi is often characterized as “low impact” exercise. Keeping exercise “low impact” can be important for many reasons – injury, age, body weight, illness. For the millions of adults who suffer from the pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA), low impact exercise is especially recommended to  maintain strength and function. Article and Image courtesy of chicagotaichi.org  

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Tai chi: for seniors, this Chinese exercise could be just what the doctor ordered | Lifestyles 55

It improves balance and agility, along with stamina and muscular strength. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in… Article and Image courtesy of ...

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