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NHS - a guide to Tai Chi

All you need to know about tai chi, including the health benefits, different styles and getting started.

What is tai chi?

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

What are the health benefits of tai chi?

While there's scope for more rigorous research on tai chi's health benefits, studies have shown that it can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.


Read full article on the NHS Exercise website here.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-tai-chi/

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