Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tai Chi Tuesday: Tai Chi and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tai chi is a perfect exercise for many people with various capabilities and health issues.

How about those who have rheumatoid arthritis? Just ask the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the National Health Interview Survey (2007), tai chi has several advantages that make it suitable for people of all ages and those who have some physical limitations:
  • Gentle movements of tai chi preclude sudden or vigorous movements.
  • Individuals move at their own speeds and can easily adapt the practices to their capabilities.
  • Tai chi improves balance, coordination and flexibility — especially beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Check out ExMax's article on the subject here.

CDC specifically cites tai chi as an excellent source of exercise for those with arthritis.

Don't hesitate: start today on good health practices. Find a tai chi class near you that will help you remain flexible, healthy and mobile.

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