Tai Chi and Seniors

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A couple years ago, I saw an article titled, “Tai Chi Keeps Seniors Moving.” I realized I fit into the “senior” category! The article talks about the benefits of Tai Chi for the senior population. As we turn the calendar on another year, many of us make resolutions to get healthier. Most of them fall to the way for me, because I set unrealistic goals that become too demanding. Tai Chi is a self-paced, slow and gentle movement program. You move your whole body, but in a slow and gentle way. it doesn’t have to be a demanding regime!

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are in the throws of winter. Tai Chi is an exercise program you can do in the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to go out in the cold and scrape and the windows or shovel the snow! Tai Chi is about keeping the whole body moving. If we don’t use a particular part of the body, it begins atrophy with non-use. To stay healthy, we must move.

We may also find a class to join others along the way. Conversation with others may help us stay accountable to our goals. What we have found is that Tai Chi is good for all ages. So whether you are a senior citizen, or a senior VP, or a senior in high school or college, take a moment to check out a Tai Chi class and see if it is for you.






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