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Tai Chi and Other Low-Impact Exercises May Be Ideal for Elderly People with Chronic Health Problems

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  • For the elderly and those struggling with chronic health problems, low impact exercises like Tai Chi, yoga, and walking can give you the physical benefits of exercise
  • A systematic review found that Tai Chi is beneficial for those suffering with cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Yoga is another gentler form of exercise that can benefit a number of common health problems. It promotes flexibility and core muscle strength, and has been proven beneficial if you suffer with back pain

By Dr. Mercola

Exercise is one of the most important strategies for improving your health. It's also something that can be added to almost any lifestyle, at any age, because there are so many different ways to get your exercise each day.


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