The incorporation of centuries old Tai Chi principles offer far more than just improved physical fitness, balance and flexibility. Performing movements in a slow, relaxed and mindful way, creates awareness, builds confidence and overall mental and physical wellness, improving quality of everyday life for participants.
Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
Treatment of injuries due to falls is one of the most expensive health conditions. Robust evidence indicates that Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises to prevent falls. The Tai Chi for Arthritis program has been shown to not only help prevent falls, but also to improve health and the quality of life.
Tai Chi has an important role in the future of health management.
Research has demonstrated that the practice of Tai Chi improves many components of health. Tai Chi has been shown to help prevent falls and improve health and the quality of life. Additionally, it may prevent or improve the management of chronic diseases, particularly for our ageing population, and thus be an effective measure to save significant health care costs. The Milken Institute reports that the annual economic impact on the U.S economy of the most common chronic diseases is calculated to be more than one trillion dollars. However, if the impact of seven chronic diseases-diabetes, pulmonary conditions, hypertension, mental disorders, heart disease, cancers and stroke-could be prevented, by midcentury the annual GDP could be reduced by Six trillion dollars a year.
Tai Chi has a important role to play in preventing these chronic conditions and improving health and wellness.
On leaving school I joined the merchant Navy. These were some of the best years of my life, seeing the world and getting paid to do so. On one trip to Singapore I saw my first real glimpse of Kung Fu in a street demonstration. It left an indelible impression on me and a hunger to learn more. It was not until I left the Navy that I had the opportunity to start my first real training in the Chinese Art of Kung Fu way back in 1968. That first lesson was to change my whole life: I was hooked.