TAI CHI: Preventive Medicine

Riding in SF on my way to the Bay Bridge, look what I saw!

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Here’s what Harvard Health has to say in their article titled, “The health benefits of tai chi”: [ http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-health-benefits-of-tai-chi ]

From that article:

“Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.”

-and-

“Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.”

I invite you, the readers, to imagine what this means for people who maybe can’t do more strenuous types of exercise due to age, ability, or illness.

 

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