Tai Chi to Combat Stress

Tai chi is a Chines martial art. While first developed for self-defense, it has evolved into a form of exercise consisting of slow, graceful movements. Many people have adopted it as a form of stress reduction. The Mayo Clinic is one of many health organizations that has endorsed it as a method of stress management.

Tai chi is a low-impact exercise, making it appealing to people of all ages. It consists of a series of balanced postures that flow into each other smoothly. Tai chi combines slow, gentle movements with breathing and meditation. It puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, which reduces the risk of injury or muscle soreness.

Tai chi classes are easy to find, as they are popular in most city government-sponsored recreation programs, gyms and senior citizen centers.

 

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