Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart
Mar 29, 2018

Angel Alvarez
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Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report.

The new review of 35 studies included more than 2,200 people in 10 countries. The investigators found that, among people with heart disease, these types of low-risk activities appeared to help lower blood pressure and levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and other unhealthy blood fats.

Tai chi, qigong and other traditional Chinese exercises were also linked to improved quality of life and reduced depression in heart disease patients, the study authors added.

But the exercises did not significantly improve heart rate, aerobic fitness levels or general health scores, according to the report published March 9 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Traditional Chinese exercises are a low-risk, promising intervention that could be helpful in improving quality of life in patients with cardiovascular diseases – the leading cause of disability and death in the world,” study co-author Yu Liu, said in a journal news release.

“But the physical and psychological benefits to these patients of this increasingly popular form of exercise must be determined based on scientific evidence,” added Liu. He is dean of the School of Kinesiology at Shanghai University of Sport in China.

The association reported in the study doesn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship between activities such as tai chi and improved heart health.

But, the researchers said they plan to conduct randomized, controlled trials – the gold standard for scientific research – to review the effect of different types of traditional Chinese exercises on chronic diseases.

by Robert Preidt For WebMd

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I teach Yang Form Tai Chi.

In 2009, I started Tai Chi with Shifu Renate at The International School of Tai Chi in Cape Town.

In 2015, I was invited to be an Instructor.

In 2007, I became a Reiki Master and Teacher.

In 2018, I completed 8 years on a Buddhist Bodhisattva Project Course, including weekly classes, Urban Retreats and 3 and 10 day Rural Retreats.

I have a Cranfield MBA and a wide interest and experience.

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We start with a 15 minute session with a bottle of mineral water.

We do a 50 to 60 minute Tai Chi class.

We end with a tea / coffee / cappuccino and cake / croissant / fruit salad (depending on where we meet) and you get to discuss the session with me and talk about anything that might be on your mind.

I like to work in parks and on the beach near coffee shops. We can negotiate places.

The price is for anywhere within The City of Cape Town, all the way to Scarborough on the one side and all the way to Paarl, Stellenbosch and The Strand on the other side.

I am willing to travel further afield subject to a daily rate.

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I’m a certified teacher in Yang-style Tai chi and Qigong and I offer personalized live lessons for your needs. I will also provide you with an explanation of Qigong theory and I can also provide you with a personal written report if you wish.

Lessons can be tailored for stress relief, healing of certain body parts, increased energy and curing insomnia. You can get to learn a variety of movements, or we can do several lessons where you learn the full 24-Yang style sequence.

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