Tai Chi has been gaining enormous popularity over the last few years, largely among senior citizens who recognize its benefits and sincerely enjoy it. Tai Chis is a wonderful way to start exercising for many because it doesn’t require any equipment and it urges that you go at your own pace. Here are some noticeable benefits that seniors have reported:
Tai Chi involves slow and deliberate movements that will help to direct your focus and clear your mind from stressors. It can be extremely meditative.
Encourages healthy breath
Practicing Tai Chi requires a lot of focus on breathing and breath control. This can improve lung function and allow you to release tension.
Studies show that people who practice Tai Chi see a considerable improvement in their muscle strength and functions. Although the movements can look relatively easy, they have a huge impact on muscle growth.
Helps Arthritis Pain
Strong muscles and increased blood flow from Tai Chi work to lessen the pain from arthritis, making it easier over time for you to take your exercises to the next level.
Decreases Bone Loss
Strong muscles and increased blood flow have also proven to decrease bone loss by providing them a healthier protective layer, reducing the risk of serious injury in the case of an accident.
Lowers Blood Pressure
A decrease in stress and tension, as well as better circulation and flexibility will help to lower blood pressure.
Whether or not you align with the philosophies behind tai chi, many of those who practice it report feeling an increase in self-esteem. The noticeable improvement in their muscles and their mindset make them feel healthier, more powerful, and more independent.