September 22, 2017

Ten Reasons to Practice Tai Chi

Ten reasons to do tai chi

September 11, 2017

Tai Chi Makes Your Brain Bigger and Improves Memory

Practicing Tai Chi  just three times a week can boost brain volume and improve memory and thinking.
Here's how.

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August 26, 2017

Harvard Health Recommends Tai Chi for Pain Management

Sometimes pain has a purpose — it can alert us that we've sprained an ankle, for example. But for many people, pain can linger for weeks or even months, causing needless suffering and interfering with quality of life.

If your pain has overstayed its welcome, you should know that you have more treatment options today than ever before. Harvard Health has listed eight techniques to control and reduce your pain that don't require an invasive procedure — or even taking a pill. And, of course, tai chi is one of them! Find out why.

August 25, 2017

Tai Chi is the Perfect Exercise

The Harvard Health newsletter says that there are 4 critical exercises that you should be doing to stay fit and healthy. Good news--if you do tai chi, you check all 4 boxes! Tai chi is a low impact aerobic exercise and during each session, you do gentle stretching during the warm ups and qi gongs, you work on muscle strength and there is lots of balance work! 

July 25, 2017

To Prevent Falls, Practice Tai Chi

Our balance begins to decline in our 20s. The best way to retain it? According to Consumer Reports, an analysis published today suggests that practicing the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi can slash that risk by half.

Researchers analyzed results from 10 studies involving more than 2,600 patients ranging in age from 56 to 98 years old. Participants took part in hour-long tai chi classes one to three times weekly for between 12 and 26 weeks.

Taken together, results of the studies showed that compared with those who didn’t practice tai chi, those who did reduced their risk of falling by 43 percent—and halved their risk of suffering an injury due to a fall.

Most surprising: The results suggest that tai chi worked better than other approaches such as physical therapy, balance training, resistance exercises, stretching, or yoga.

Research also suggests doing tai chi has other health benefits ..MORE...

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