Tai Chi for Seniors



Tai Chi for Seniors

Seniors can find no better exercise in the world than Tai Chi.

Prevention Magazine reported that Tai Chi may be the best exercise for people over the age of 60 providing cardio fitness, muscle strength, and flexibility all in one simple workout that is easy on the joints.

Tai Chi may help build bone mass and connective
tissue, with zero joint damage, according to
some studies. Other studies show that Tai Chi
is twice as good as any other balance exercise in
the world. Since complications from falling injuries
are the sixth largest cause of death among seniors,
this is a very big deal. For seniors with chronic conditions,
there are many maladies that Tai Chi can help treat. For
details see the section The Therapeutic Powers of T'ai Chi
and QiGong at the end of this chapter.

If your mobility is limited in some way, that is no problem,
even if you're in a wheelchair. There is a class for you, and
if you are persistent, you'll find a teacher and a class that are

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's Founders began teaching Tai Chi
& Qigong in major medical centers decades ago, and now help
teachers worldwide expand their teaching into healthcare
senior centers and care facilities. See below local PBS affiliateKCPT's coverage of just how profound the health benefits are to seniors who use Tai Chi and Qigong. Also, search our Tai Chi Medical Research Library for studies on nearly 100 common health issues Tai Chi helps with.

Contact the Activities Director at local senior centers and care facilities.

Utilize our Tai Chi Medical Research Library to find info that will help you make a powerful proposal to give them.

Modify your Tai Chi forms to be gentle and accessible to all people, don't rididly demand people do things that do not feel good to them.

Tell them Tai Chi should NEVER hurt, and if it does, they should talk to you.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founders, Bill Douglas and Angela Wong Douglas were commissioned to be part of a national Tai Chi Expert Panel to create a "Tai Chi Class Efficacy Guide" for the National Council on Aging to provide to senior centers nationwide.

* NOTE: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day advises consulting your physician before beginning any new exercise, herbal, diet, or health program. The research listed here is meant to stimulate a discussion between you and your physician, health insurance carrier, etc., not as medical advise. Research and comments provided here are hoped to stimulate a more robust discussion of powerful natural mind/body health tools. Popular media, health media, and government must increase attention to stunning emerging research, including the UCLA study indicating Tai Chi participants enjoyed a 50% increase in immune system resistance to viral infection.

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