Why Doctors Recommend Tai Chi for Older Adults

Most of us want to remain fit, active and healthy as we age. Unfortunately, the exercises we enjoyed in the past aren’t always appropriate later in our lives. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In Tai Chi for Body and Mind Fitness, I will show you how to modify the movements so you can do Tai Chi regardless of your ability level!*

Tai Chi is one of the few exercises that helps you stay fit in body and mind.

  • Performing the movements in a balanced way conditions your body with strength and flexibility. 
  • Learning the sequence of the moves and remembering the Tai Chi principles is a good mental exercise and helps improve focus. 
  • The present moment focus provides the benefits of meditation. 
  • Tai Chi is a standing exercise but  it can also be done from a chair.

The many benefits of Tai Chi for older adults include:

  • Helps reduce the risk of falls
  • Relieves the physical effects of stress
  • Reduces depression and anxiety
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Improves lower body and leg strength
  • Provides dynamic stretching
  • Helps with arthritis pain

*As always, consult your medical doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

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