Try Tai Chi -- it's gentle exercise

Conference/Journal: USA Weekend
Date published: 2006
Other: Volume ID: Feb 24-26 , Word Count: 107

Tai chi is a combination of biofeedback, visualization and gentle exercise movements that together have a profound impact on mental, physical and emotional health,' says Bill Douglas, founder and international director of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, which takes place April 29 this year. 'Tai chi is used as therapy for chronic pain and limited mobility, but its greatest power is preventive.' Studies of tai chi show it reduces blood pressure, episodes of anxiety and depression, and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It also helps give a boost to the immune system, builds bone mass, and improves chronic pain, limited mobility, balance and coordination.