The graceful exercise

Tai chi, an exercise regimen from China, has been found to be an effective technique for relaxation and a generally safe method to encourage older people to get up and move around. But before I list the possible benefits you may derive from tai chi, let me remind you to check with your doctor before you begin any type of exercise program.

According to a number of studies, tai chi’s choreographed exercises promote flexibility. It may help promote recovery from falls, an all-too-common problem for older people. And since it can enhance balance and coordination, those who are trained in the practice may find themselves less likely to experience falling.

Tai chi movements help strengthen and tone the muscles in the lower

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