Respiratory Benefits & Tai Chi
HAWAII MEDICAL JOURNAL, 1992, VOL ID 51, ISSUE ID 8
Participants observed a "big increase in breathing capacity", a disappearance of backaches and neckaches, those with high blood pressure claimed a drop of 10 to 15 mm Hg systolic at rest, and all participants claimed to have more energy in their daily work.
Exercise Outdoors -- Even With Allergies
"Any exercise that involves a high degree of movement and significantly increases your respiratory rate could cause problems," says Chicago allergist Brian Smart, MD, spokesman for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI). . . . "Workouts that are a lot more" allergy friendly" include yoga, swimming, Tai Chi, . . . activities which don't involve a lot of huffing and puffing," says allergist Gillian Shepherd, MD, professor of medicine at Weil Medical College of Cornell University.