Health benefits of Tai Chi

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How Tai Chi helps with fear of falling and self-confidence in older people

How Tai Chi helps with fear of falling and self-confidence in older people

In an interesting twist on studies of falling, researchers found that the frequency of fear of falling was reduced from 56% to 31% in a large group of adults 70 years and older who practised tai chi regularly. Confidence about not falling, and self-confidence in general, may be an unintended benefit of tai chi but one that is certainly worth pursuing. In a similar tai chi study of older adults, 54% […]

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How Tai Chi helps with Balance and Falling

How Tai Chi helps with Balance and Falling

Most of the research on tai chi has been done in older individuals in the area of balance and fall prevention. This area of research is important because fall-related injuries are the leading cause of death from injury and disabilities among older adults. One of the most serious fall injuries is hip fracture; one-half of all older adults hospitalised for hip fracture never regain their […]

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Know someone who would benefit from Tai Chi? Gift vouchers for our Tai Chi classes now available.

Know someone who would benefit from Tai Chi? Gift vouchers for our Tai Chi classes now available.

The health benefits of Tai Chi are widely recognised. Our Tai Chi classes are a great form of exercise – for both body and mind – and a great way to meet people and have fun. We run Tai Chi classes across the West Midlands (see our full class list here, or our list of locations here), and we are now offering vouchers […]

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Tai Chi: Perfect for all ages

Tai Chi: Perfect for all ages

For hundreds of years the art of Tai Chi has been practiced by young and old, and it offers a range of unique benefits for all age groups. Many of our students are in their middle age or senior years and this low-stress exorcise seems to be tailor made for older people. However tai chi can be of great benefit for youngsters too, many of whom have a […]

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Tai Chi for Type 2 Diabetes

Tai Chi for Type 2 Diabetes

It is estimated that there are between 2 and 3 million people in the UK with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the human body cannot make enough insulin or the insulin produced doesn’t work to unlock energy from ones blood cells, causing an excess level of glucose in the blood. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 can be treated by simply adopting changes in your lifestyle, such […]

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How Tai Chi Chuan Lessons have helped me.

How Tai Chi Chuan Lessons have helped me.

This time we hear from one of Thursday afternoon’s students from one of our Sutton Coldfield classes. Although he hasn’t been studying for very long he has learned a great deal about himself as well. So, over to… Hi, my name is George. I have been doing Taichi lessons with Steve at the Thursday afternoon class for about […]

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Why should I do Tai Chi?

Why should I do Tai Chi?

““Go on then, sell it to me. Why should I do Tai Chi?” Why should I do Tai Chi If you have to ask in those terms, you probably shouldn’t do it. Your mind is clearly not open to the gentleness of the approach. It is not in the nature of Tai Chi that it […]

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