Thursday, October 2, 2014


Tai Chi consists of breathing exercises performed in conjunction with a series of body postures. In a recent issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, researchers found that tai chi "may be beneficial to elderly individuals for muscular strength and endurance enhancement," and that it is safer, more cost-effective and easier to perform than other forms of exercise. Every session consisted of a 20-minute warm-up period, 24 minutes of Yang tai chi training, and 10 minutes of cool down exercises. Both men and women appeared to show "significant" increased in muscle strength after participating in the tai chi program.

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