Tai Chi and Health Benefits

Tai Chi and Health Benefits

Tai Chi improves fitness, coordination and agility. It builds up a better posture, flexibility, range of motion, mental alertness and sound sleep. It has been proven beneficial for heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, chronic pain, gout, headaches, stress related disorders such as depression and anxiety. The deep breathing of tai chi regulates the respiratory system, helping respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis and aids in digestion and digestive ailments.   Tai chi reduces risks for falls in elderly practicants. Tai chi is a safe practice and can be learned and experienced even by people with limited mobility or in wheel chairs. As for other alternative practices there is a diversity of research on the benefits of tai chi to health such as Zeng, Y., Luo, T., Xie, H., Huang, M., & Cheng, A. K. ( 2013) , Fetherston,C., M., & Wei, L.,( 2011),

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