Known around the world for over half a century as an exercise that can improve your balance and flexibility, Tai Chi has also been shown in research to help heal the heart. The slow-tempo movements are helped by deep breathing which causes blood flow throughout our bodies increase; this helps combat stress because we feel more at ease with ourselves when they’re flowing evenly from head down toward feet!
Since Tai Chi is often considered just a slow, relaxing exercise, most people think that it doesn’t provide much of a cardiovascular workout. However, new research suggests that Tai Chi may have a greater impact on heart health than you think. In fact, one study found that Tai Chi can improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels as effectively as aerobic exercise! If you’re looking for a simple way to boost your heart health, give Tai Chi a try. You may be surprised at how effective it is.
The most recent study to show the benefits of Tai Chi for adults with hypertension is encouraging. This randomized controlled trial published in the journal Heart & Lung found that after six months, those who practiced TAI CHI had significantly lower blood pressure and body mass index compared to their usual care group members; these findings could lead doctors prescribing even more lifestyle changes among patients at risk of developing high cholesterol or heart disease!
A meta-analysis published in the PLOS ONE journal has shown that Tai Chi practice may be an effective way to improve cardiorespiratory health for adults. The 20 small scale studies analyzed found this type of martial art was linked with better results than other forms like yoga.
It’s no wonder then, with all these benefits like increased strength & flexibility while toning down abdominal fat; who wouldn’t want some Tai Chi after their hectic workday?
Kate Yi says, “Tai Chi class is so relaxing and helps me feel a balance of vitality and tranquility after each practice.”
Jen P: “Tai Chi helps my heart rate go down, which must be good for people with cancer because, we often have issues balancing energy and emotions due to side effects from treatments.”
Tai Chi is a great way to reduce fatigue and improve your energy levels. A study published in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management found that it can also help with cancer-related symptoms like worn out muscles or lackluster vitality because Tai Chi exercises work on both autonomic nervous system balance as well as circulation through deep breathing techniques.
Tai Chi may be one of the most underutilized forms of exercise, but many recent studies suggest that it can have significant benefits for cardiovascular health. In fact, researchers found that people who practiced Tai Chi four times per week had significantly improved heart-rate variability.
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