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Tai Chi

Tai Chi: A Fabulous Way To Reduce Stress and Improve Balance

If you're like me, always looking for ways to maintain my physical health, then you're probably aware of Tai Chi. You may have just disregarded it thinking that it's just for "seniors." The truth is while it's one of the best exercise regiments for older people, it is beneficial and widely practiced among all ages. 

Tai Chi originated in China thousands of years ago. It began as a Martial Art, and has developed into a method of enhancing both physical and mental health. It now is practice around the world and is known as a slow and gentle, low-impact, weight bearing and relaxing exercise program. 

There are many benefits to Tai Chi. Among them:

  • Better balance and increased strength
  • Less joint pain and stiffness for those with osteoarthritis
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Better coordination
  • Greater awareness, calmness and a sense of well-being. 


Tai Chi Classes are available both on-line and in person. 

Before you start:

  • Consult your physician before starting a new health routine, especially if being treated for any specific medical condition. Tai Chi can be modified for most health problems.  
  • Make sure you know the training and experience of the Tai Chi instructor.  Let them know of any joint or other medical issues you may have. You want to make sure that the level of intensity is appropriate for you so that it doesn't cause any knee injuries.


You're never too old to start, however, remember that all new exercise routines can result in tiredness and soreness which you'll overcome