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Infographic: Healthy Aging Benefits of Tai Chi

Have you noticed groups of older adults in parks who are gracefully assuming poses while exhaling slowly? Tai chi has become a very popular activity for seniors, no matter what their health conditions. It provides a gentle, safe workout for the mind, emotions and body simultaneously. And a lot of solid science backs up the benefits of this centuries-old practice! Here are a few reasons seniors should check out this form of exercise.

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Tai chi is gentle on the joints. It requires no equipment. But it’s important to perform the movements and poses correctly. As you would with any new exercise program, talk to your health care provider before you begin.


Healthy Aging Benefits of Tai Chi

It began as a spiritual practice. Science proves it works!

Studies demonstrate the positive effects tai chi offers older adults. This ancient mind and body practice lowers stress, anxiety and depression, and raises self-esteem. Tai chi also:

Lowers the risk of falls:

  • Improves balance
  • Reduces fear of falling
  • Builds muscle tone
  • Increases flexibility

Supports overall quality of life:

  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces pain
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Sharpens thinking

Tai chi helps manage health conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Lung disease
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Back problems
  • Dementia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity

Tai chi classes are offered in senior centers and in parks. And these days, socially distanced tai chi at home is a good choice. Your professional in-home caregiver can provide supervision and an extra measure of confidence. Contact Right at Home today and ask for a care consultation.

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Right at Home offers in-home care to seniors and adults with disabilities who want to live independently. Most Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated, and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff.
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