Gain Improved Balance, Through Mental and Physical Strengthening, with Tai Chi for Arthritis.
Updated: Apr 11
Area Senior’s are invited to decreases falls and improve functional balance and mobility through practicing Tai Chi.
Tai Chi for Arthritis is a free class that provides a venue for seniors to share experiences and gain improved balance, through mental and physical strengthening.
Many studies have shown Tai Chi to be one of the most effective exercises for preventing falls. Tai Chi has been shown to improve balance, increase leg strength, reduce fear of falling, improve mobility, increase flexibility, and improve psychological health. The special features of this unique program are that it is easy to learn, enjoyable, and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time.
“Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, which are performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. It is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it suitable for many older adults,” said Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging, “For these reasons, Tai Chi is recommended to prevent falls among older adults.”
The program contains a carefully constructed set of warming-up and cooling-down exercises, breathing exercises, a basic core of six movements, an advanced extension of six movements, and adaptations of the movements for older adults of all physical levels. Each class includes relaxation and exercises that are introduced gradually. Tai Chi helps people with and without arthritis to improve all muscular strength, flexibility, balance, stamina, and more.
Join us for our ongoing class in Cedar City, every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am-10:30am at the Cedar City Senior Center. Not in Cedar City and want to attend, let us know! Contact Maria, 435-673-3548 or firstname.lastname@example.org