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Tai Chi for stress relief
Heart Patients Should Consider Tai Chi.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese art that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. An analysis of 15 clinical trials involving more than 1,800 people showed that practicing tai chi can be an effective intervention for reducing mental distress and depression and improving quality of life in individuals with heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, or a history of stroke.
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, June 2020
AHAASAKatie, July 10, 2020 9:25am EST
I have always wanted to learn Tai Chi! I am an experienced yogi and when COVID-19 is over, its on my list of things to do. :)
Azartist, July 24, 2020 7:33pm EST
Hi there. You are correct, Tai Chi is a wonderful way of relieving stress. Oddly enough, though, I was practicing Tai Chi on a beautiful Saturday morning this past April with my Tai Chi class when I suffered a "widowmaker" heart attack. Couldn't believe it. Luckily, the park was right across the street from the hospital, so the medics were on me within 10 minutes. That was over 3 months ago, and I'm hoping to be back at it soon... love Tai Chi.
Hope I didn't scare anyone away from Tai Chi!
JamesPL, July 24, 2020 10:26pm EST
What a shocker that must have been! Glad you're recovering.