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.

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