Tai Chi against heart problems and heart failure

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Elia Tabuenca García
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It may seem strange, but practicing Tai-Chi, the discipline that can also be practiced in parks in this period and very widespread in the United States, is good for everyone's health. Heart patients too. And if you train regularly, one hour to two times a week, the effects of this activity show great benefits for human health.



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It may seem strange, but practicing Tai-Chi, the discipline that can also be practiced in parks in this period and very widespread in the United States, is good for everyone's health. Heart patients too. And if you train regularly, one hour to two times a week, the effects of this activity show great benefits for human health.



This was revealed by a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine by American researchers from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, in which all the positive effects of this oriental discipline emerge, which invites movement but at the same time also reflection.

The research was carried out on 100 subjects with systolic heart failure, which were divided into two distinct groups and then carefully monitored for three years, from 2005 to 2008. The first group, made up of 50 patients, had the task of performing one hour of Tai Chi twice a week for three months. The other was instead excluded from this activity.

Result? At the end of the three months, following a check of the state of health of the patients of the two groups, it emerged that the the quality of life of those who had practiced Tai Chi had improved markedly: patients showed a better physical shape e mental and showed greater confidence in performing both physical exercises and daily routine activities.

"Patients with chronic systolic heart failure have always been considered too frail to be able to exercise," the study authors said. Tai Chi, on the other hand, is safe, and can help them carry out daily activities and improve their quality of life and mood ".
Whether you have heart failure or not, how about some Tai Chi in the park? It is no coincidence that this practice has been defined by many as "meditation that meets movement".



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