Last week we talked about the benefits of exercise including; aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching. This week, we’ll be discussing the benefits of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a traditional form of Chinese martial arts that has been practiced in China for centuries. Its benefits and forms have spread throughout the world. Tai Chi is also a low intensity exercise; its movements are smooth, non-jarring, and work joints through their full range of motion. It is believed to have many health benefits including helping to reduce fall risks in older adults and improving flexibility, both of which are important in aging in place. Other believed benefits of Tai Ch include:
Tai Chi is a great form of exercise at any age. It can be particularly beneficial for older people as it works joints through their full range of motion, improves balance, involves slow and smooth movements, is low impact, and has so many health benefits. Click here and here to find out more about Tai Chi.