The effect of Taiji

To assess the characteristic effects of Tai Chi exercise on metabolism and cardiorespiratory response, and to measure its effect on cardiorespiratory function, mental control, immune capacity, and the prevention of falls in elderly people

One of the best features of tai chi and qi gong is that they can be adapted to fit just about any fitness level. The gentle flowing low-impact movements are easy on your joints if you have arthritis.

When you are pregnant, you can gain many benefits from meditative movements like tai chi and qi gong. They can increase your flexibility and improve your balance. Both activities are low-impact, so they are not going to put your joints at risk.

If you have high blood pressure, some studies have shown that tai chi can help lower your blood pressure.

Other research points to a drop in cholesterol levels as well. That helps lower your chances of heart disease. It may even increase your fitness level.

Tai chi and qi gong can also be great ways to gently get you back into moving around if you have diabetes and have been inactive. Depending on your fitness level, your doctor will likely also suggest you learn Tai Chai and qigong to help manage your diabetes.