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Tai Chi: Movement for Health Benefits

Jamie Goffena, M.S., Food, Nutrition and Health Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

If the word exercise strikes fear in your heart, consider trying Tai Chi to increase your physical activity level. Tai Chi is an ancient martial art that is now practiced for health improvement. Tai Chi combines low-impact movement with mental focus making it an ideal activity for inactive people to begin moving their bodies more. Beginners start with simple movements that progress to more difficult.