A new study from Ball State University, testing the cardiovascular health and muscles of people in their 70s that exercised steadily for decades, found that the muscles of these men and women were indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds, with as many capillaries and enzymes. And these active septuagenarians essentially had the cardiovascular health of people 30 years younger. The researchers summarized that what we now consider to be normal physical deterioration with aging “may not be normal or inevitable.”
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I agree with the stretching mode of Tai Chi. It gives you confidence. It also helps you know that you can kick up your legs and swing your arms to get better balance. You feel like you have gained years and not lost years because of the aging process.
I believe it changes your cells and make them metabolize your food better.
You can’t overestimate the value of consistent exercise for overall health, mentally and physically. It doesn’t necessarily need to be intense exercise though. Eastern “Internal” arts offer an alternative to the frantic pace of most western approaches to exercise and health development. It’s good to know there are alternatives. Tai Chi is one the best low-impact, moderate exercises you can do for all of the body’s systems, including the immune system and helping with balance. I have found that the eastern arts such as Tai Chi and Qigong provide a simple and quick way to maintain my heath and energy levels as well keeping me fit. I have found some good tips and techniques here https://abundantpeace_b0cb.gr8 .com/