Tai Chi is known the world over for its health benefits, it consists of a slow movement of flowing exercisers even though they aren’t very energetic there is something very calming about doing Tai Chi, it has been called the exercise of moving meditation.
The word chi the movement of energy within the body when you know how to use chi and it is flowing properly within your body, then your mind and body is in better balance.
There are to be known about a hundred different positions that you can use while doing Tai Chi, and each and every muscle group is exercised but without any vigorous activity whatsoever, it is probably due to the fact that with Tai Chi being such a relaxing exercise. That people who suffer from stress would probably benefit from it greatly. Tai Chi can be of benefit to people young and old, because it’s a very low impact exercise.
Some of the particular health benefits of Tai Chi are:
- Lower blood pressure
- Better muscle strengthening and suppleness
- Improves your posture and balance
- Heightened awareness and moments of the here now
- Better immune system function support
- And overall better sleep patterns
A study was conducted by the Journal of sports medicine which revolved around diabetes, and it was found that people who practiced Tai Chi, it in fact gain health benefits who had diabetes, the participants involved in the study exercised for one a half hours per day for a time period of three times a week, at the end of the trial period which was 12 weeks approximately they had their blood pressure checked which was lower, and there insulin resistance was also better.
The people involved with the study also lost three kilograms in weight they were reported in saying that they had more energy, were able to sleep better, suffered fewer problems with pain, and also didn’t crave food so much.
Also another study which revolved around Tai Chi, focused on the immune system of participants and the results were that doing the Tai Chi boosted their T-cell function significantly.
So here we have a ancient and old art but isn’t it surprising that by doing some gentle exercise can help you to lose some weight, and also keep your blood sugar levels in check, and knock food cravings on the head.
Sometimes the simplest of things do tend to work best.