You may have heard of Tai Chi before, but did you know that it is a form of exercise so gentle, you could do it for the rest of your life?
Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art, but is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you out of breath. The exercises can be adapted for anyone, from very fit people to those in a wheelchair or recovering from surgery.
According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, the exercises known as a form of meditation (in motion), appear to have many benefits treating or preventing health problems and could even be called “medication in motion.”
Tai Chi benefits
Some of the benefits include increase of muscle strength and flexibility, improved balance and some aerobic conditioning.
In combination with standard treatment, Tai Chi is also helpful for medical conditions like arthritis, low bone density, breast cancer, heart disease, hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, sleep problems and stroke.
On a personal note…
A few weeks ago our own Director, Roel Fung-A-Wing, passed testing and received his yellow sash. He truly enjoys learning Tai Chi and highly recommends it to everyone.
Using his knowledge of the benefits of Tai Chi, Roel implements some of the movements in his exercise class as well.
Contact our office at 404-500-MyPT or 770-578-4343 for more information.