Are you looking for a low impact way to stay active? Tai chi might be the answer. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, measured movements and deep breathing. Tia Chi movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, and the joints are not fully extended or bent. It can be easily adapted to anyone, from people confined to wheelchairs or those recovering from surgery.
Tia Chi addresses muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and even a light aerobic conditioning without leaving you feeling breathless. It is easy to get started, and no equipment is required.
According to the Mayo Clinic, health benefits of Tia Chi may include:
• Better balance and flexibility
• Lower blood pressure
• Muscle strengthening
• Lower anxiety, stress, and depression
If you are looking for a safe and fun way to work on any of these points, consider Tai Chi.