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JamesPL, July 8,  2020  5:19pm EST

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

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  • AHAASAKatie
    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
    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
    JamesPL, July 24,  2020  10:26pm EST


    What a shocker that must have been! Glad you're recovering.


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