Tai Chi for a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. About 600,000 people die from heart disease every year and about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack every year! Heart diseases costs the country billions of dollars a year. Physical activity is one of … Continue reading

How Tai Chi Keeps you Young

Did you know that at age 65, you are probably going to live another 18 years? Most people would love to live a long life as long as it’s a healthy one. When looking at their golden years, most older adults are not only concerned about their health but their … Continue reading

Tai Chi versus Walking for Gait Training

Strength training is part of the bigger picture when preventing falls. If you can only engage in low-impact exercise then it’s likely walking is one of your top choices. However, Tai Chi may be more effective at preventing falls than walking. That’s because one of the main reasons older adults … Continue reading

How Tai Chi fits into Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PTs) are beginning to integrate Tai Chi into their patients’ regimens. Consider the study we included in our past blog post here. If you believe Tai Chi is a newfangled (even though it’s not new) Eastern art that has no place in your life, consider what PTs have … Continue reading