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6/2/13 9:44 P

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I've took a tai chi class for young people when I was in college (about 8 years ago). The instuctor was a young man who taught it as a matial art and the class was physically challenging. I didn't continue it after finishing the class because I just didn't have time between work and school. I took another class in tai chi at the senior center about 4 years ago. The instructor was a middle aged woman with fibro myalgia, and the aim of the class was to increase strength and flexibility and lessen pain. I didn't continue it because I developed a particlar type of arthritis that accompanies my ulcerative colitis and makes the joints swell and ache terribly. Either way it's taught, tai chi is good physical and mental exercise (you have to memorize the postures!) and fun.

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6/2/13 4:36 P

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Has anyone tried Tai Chi

Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because tai chi is low impact, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.



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3/30/13 5:26 P

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It's hard to get my heart rate up to within my aerobic range when my knee and hip will start aching before I get there. I tend to back off at the first indication that pain is coming. So I end up doing more strength training than cardiac exercises. I saw an some seated aerobic exercises among the fitness videos. I need to give those a try.

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3/23/13 1:41 P

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Moderate activity is great for arthritis as it strengthens muscles that keep joints aligned better. But nutrition is another factor. High carb foods like grains contribute to inflammation which almost always makes arthritis far worse. In fact there is a lot of research showing the beneficial effects of eliminating grains and sugar on both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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3/23/13 7:25 A

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From Arthritis Today:
Ready to start moving more? It's a proven way to relieve arthritis pain and improve joint function. Get expert-approved tips, motivation and more so you can start a safe and effective fitness program today

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