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Tai Chi Benefits: Stress Reduction, Weight Loss, for Older Adults

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Tai Chi

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese form of exercise based in martial arts that involves slow movements and deep breaths. 

Tai chi brings many physical and emotional benefits like decreased anxiety and depression and improvements in cognition and chronic disease management.

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Benefits Of Tai Chi

  1. It may help with reducing stress, though most evidence is anecdotal. 
  2. Improves mood if you are depressed or anxious. 
  3. Better sleep as it may leads to a more restful sleep.
  4. Promotes weight loss.
  5. Improves cognition in older adults

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Tai chi is generally a safe exercise with few side effects but it’s good to talk to a doctor before starting. Beginners may experience some aches or pains after practicing tai chi.

More rigorous forms of tai chi and improper practices are associated with increased risk of i...

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Choosing a Tai Chi Style

All styles of tai chi incorporate continuous movement from one pose to the next and can be modified to suit your goals and personal fitness level. The styles are:

  1. Yang: focuses on slow, graceful movements and relaxation. Good starting point for beginners.
  2. Wu: emph...

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Tai Chi Differ and Yoga

Tai chi emphasizes fluid movement and has roots in Chinese culture. Yoga focuses on posing and originated in Northern India.

Both tai chi and yoga are forms of exercise that involve meditation and deep breathing, and both bring benefits, such as stress relief and mood and s...

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