Tai Chi is the key
Researchers for the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology have found that older people who regularly performed Tai Chi were less likely to suffer high blood pressure and were physically stronger. Tai Chi, which has grown in popularity throughout the world, is made up of slow, deliberate repetitive movements and is based on co-ordination and relaxation rather than muscular tension. It is believed that focusing the mind solely on the movements helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. An added appeal of Tai Chi is that it can be practised anytime and anywhere without the constraints of equipment or a gym.