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Tai Chi to Lose Weight and Ease Depression

Tai Chi to Lose Weight and Ease Depression

The University of Queensland, Australia has released an exciting study for anyone looking to lose weight.  Researchers found that the gentle, yet powerful, exercise known as tai chi helps with obesity and excess weight, in a number of ways.  The scientists discovered that tai chi:

  • Improves body mass index (BMI–an indicator for healthy weight);
  • Reduces the amount of abdominal fat and overall waist measurements;
  • Improves blood sugar balance–a critical element for maintaining a healthy weight or to lose weight;
  • Reduces high blood pressure;
  • Significantly reduces depression; and
  • Improves the body’s use of insulin (insulin resistance)–a significant factor for weight gain and diabetes, among other serious health conditions.

Founded in China thousands of years ago, tai chi is a graceful set of gentle movements designed to improve the flow of chi–energy–throughout the body, promoting health and healing.  This form of exercise is suitable for most people, including those suffering from injuries and illness.

This exciting new research proves the effectiveness of an ancient mind-body healing practice that has been in use for thousands of years in China.

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5:25PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thank you :)

7:56AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thanks for the info.

12:59AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Thanks for the information.

1:22AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012


9:02PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Tai Chi is cool! :)

1:40PM PDT on Mar 30, 2012

I really don't understand how some effortless movements can do this for you.Not that I don't believ it I just don't get it.

11:25PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

i think I should try it:) thanks:)

10:31PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

thnx for this - looks like it might be my saviour

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