Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Tai chi is one of the most effective, easy-to-learn exercises for health of mind and body.

The Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention program is designed to improve multiple aspects of health through slow, gentle movements that can be practiced almost anywhere. The degree of exertion can be easily adjusted, making this program suitable for adults of all levels and abilities.

Published medical studies have shown benefits, such as pain relief, improved balance and reduced falls. You will learn warmup exercises, six basic and six advanced moves and a cooldown during 16 one-hour classes. Harmony of inner and outer self comes from integrating mind and body, which can be achieved through the ongoing practice of tai chi.

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tai chi keeps seniors on their feet

A clinic video that discusses tai chi balance, control and flexibility benefits.

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A new study from the University of Missouri proves working out isn’t just for young people. In fact, strength training can have huge benefits for older adults and even reduce the risk of falls.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute

Find a wide range of tai chi information and resources geared toward both students and instructors here.

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