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Try tai chi to improve balance, avoid falls

August 23, 2012

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Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Stephanie Watson was the Executive Editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch from June 2012 to August 2014. Prior to that, she has worked as a writer and editor for several leading consumer health publications, including … See Full Bio
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October 15, 2012

i also enjoy tai chi to improve my blood sirculation, to avoid stroke on my brain.


Jery Jhons
October 3, 2012

While I am no martial arts expert, I enjoy training and taking advantage of the benefits they deliver. I like to train just to train. I find martial arts fascinating and enjoy the camaraderie. The bad news is that martial arts are often misunderstood.

October 3, 2012

Hey,you can learn to play the simplified Tai Chi,such as the simplified 24 form Tai Chi.You can learn to do it by watching some Videos in Youtube.

September 23, 2012

Martial arts improves balance tremendously! I do what is called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and that requires so much balance to stay on your feet and not be taken down to the ground. If I can find time I’ll definitely give tai chi a chance.

Mike Field-Dodgson
September 10, 2012

Improving balance is something that is important, but tends to be overlooked.

There are a lot of physical exercises that need reasonable balance, so if your balance is not so good then you are limited in the exercise regime you can undertake.

I rebound on a mini tramp using hand weights and this is an excellent form of exercise for all people of all ages but you need a good sense of balance – so it is good to see articles about ways to improve balance – Thanks for that.

Bill Douglas
August 26, 2012

You can locate contact information for Tai Chi and Qigong teachers in all 50 US states and in over 70 nations by entering your city or zip code into the free directory at

Also, on World Tai Chi Day teachers worldwide offer free workshops and demonstrations in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations. Everyone is invited and all events are free and open to the public.

Ciaran Fulton
August 24, 2012

I love Tai Chi, it calms & focuses me with the gentle movements.

I started to learn what I believe is referred to as the yang style years ago & will be going back to learn more.

I just can’t say enough about it.

Thanks for the article.

Acompanhantes Brasilia
August 24, 2012

Very good, I’m practicing tai chi believe it is one of the best activities for concentration and balance.

August 24, 2012

Thank you for writing, really interesting. To get both physical health and spiritual exercises need to be done, one of which is the Tai Chi that combines physical exercise and spiritual cultivation. Health than is obtained from a healthy diet, can also be obtained through the practice of Tai Chi.

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