Saturday, December 02, 2006

What about T'ai Chi and MS?

Earlier this month, I wrote a post about Yoga and MS. A favorite reader left a comment recommending Tai Chi as well and left a site as reference.

Now I see the MS Foundation agrees.

T'ai Chi translated means "great ultimate energy." The slow meditative movements are designed from martial arts and the natural movements of birds and animals. A small group of older women (average age 71) found regular practice of t'ai chi resulted in significant improvements in lower-extremity strength, balance, and flexibility. The study focused on women, but it works for men too.

There are plenty of recommendations for T'ai Chi, and I need the flexibility. I will try it. What about you?

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