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How slow and steady wins the race to better health for Seniors

Last week I met Brian Donovan, member of a  Tai Chi class held at the Douglas Recreation Centre in Langley. He shared with me how this class improved his health by applying the exercises of slow movements. Another member of his has seen dramatic improvements over the the last three years after suffering a serious accident.

Taoist Tai Chi builds on how the the fast-paced yet sedentary nature of modern life often results in stress and lack of sufficient physical activity. Many people are finding  Tai Chi to be an effective way to counteract these pressures and to cultivate health.

Some of the health benefits include:

  • improved circulation
  • balance and posture
  • increased strength and flexibility
  • reduced stress.


With regular practice, the exercises help restores the calmness and peace of mind that is often lost through the desires and anxieties of daily life.

Although not a substitute for proper medical treatment Tai Chi claims that their programs can help to improve the health and quality of life for people dealing health conditions such as poor circulation, high blood pressure, arthritis, back pain, joint immobility, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and many others.

Brian went on to say that his only regret is that he did not find out about this sooner!  To learn more about Tai Chi follow this link. To join on of sever local class locations in Surrey or Langley and additional details follow this link.

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