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Archive for December 15th, 2010

Tai-Chi

Tai-Chi

Looking for something new?  Bored of walking and your stationary bike?  Try Tai-Chi as an osteoarthritis treatment.

Tai-Chi is a chinese martial art practiced for health benefits and defensive training.  It is a low-impact exercise that emphasizes the development of the body’s energy or “chi”.

Tai-chi utilizes deep breaths, meditation, gentle postures, and gentle movements.  It improves balance, flexibility, and coordination.  This type of exercise is relaxing and easy on the knees.  It is also believed to enhance memory and concentration.  It is also reported to help relieve pain, anxiety, and stress.

Just reading this should make your sore knees feel better, imagine if you actually went out and tried it.