Many Holiday Retirement residents enjoy the slow, relaxing form of martial arts known as Tai chi (pronounced “TIE-chee”). This gentle and fluid exercise promotes strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, stress reduction, and self-confidence around movement. As a result, Tai Chi may decrease the risk of falling, according to the Mayo Clinic .
Tai chi has also been shown to:
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Improve sleep quality
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve cardiovascular fitness in seniors
- Relieve chronic pain
- Increase energy, endurance and agility
- Improve overall feelings of well-being
Discover the next Tai Chi class and other activities by visiting a Holiday Retirement community near you.