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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tai Chi exercises are very beneficial for heart health

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Health Net: Heart health researchers found that the ancient Chinese exercise called Tai Chi is beneficial to protect your heart. Tai Chi exercise using flowing movements and circular, sometimes devote the balance of the body on one leg and a lot of deep breathing. The goal of  Tai Chi is a 100 motion causes the body to relax both physically and mentally.

Tai Chi exercise has been around since 2,000 years ago. Although it looks like a little exercise, sport was developed in China as a martial art. Legend has it that a Chinese monk makes this technique by watching a deadly dance between the snake and crane.

The researchers found that Tai Chi helps chronic heart disease patients to improve their quality of life, improve your mood and give you the confidence to try other sports.

The researchers studied 100 patients of chronic heart failure. 50 people in them are required to follow the Tai Chi classes 2 times a week for 3 months. The remaining 50 were asked to follow the teaching in the classroom about heart health.

We know that chronic heart failure is a chronic progressive disease but no cure. Patients often suffer from time to time with symptoms such as difficult to exercise, shortness of breath and decreased quality of life. If we can make patients feel better and improve the overall welfare, health impact will be quite significant, said Dr. Gloria Yeh of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston as reported VOAnews, Tuesday April 10, 2012.
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This study found no difference between the two groups when asked to walk for 6 minutes. However, Tai Chi group burned more calories while participating in extra physical activity. Previous research has also shown that Tai Chi helps reduce the symptoms of other diseases like high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and stress.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that Tai Chi makes heart desease patients feel better, more confident and make a lifestyle far more active.

Another study found that Tai Chi helps improve bone density, lowers blood pressure and boost the immune system. Physical benefits typically associated with a more robust physical exercise. In addition, patients who do Tai Chi are more obedient to the Tai Chi training schedule so that it more time to exercise.

One of the most important things in any workout is compliance. Compliance is also one of the components of Tai Chi is the most valuable, said Dr. Yeh.

Tai Chi is done through slow movements with breathing techniques and focusing the mind creates a calming effect, but refreshing.

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