Friends as Benefits – Exercise Better If Done with Friends

Tai chi is, generally, considered to be a solo activity.  You practise daily, on your own, to allow you to fully concentrate and relax without distraction.  But, what if you are missing out?   I’ve done some digging this week into how good group exercise is for us.  We teach our tai chi in weekly…

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Tai Chi helps your body prevent Cancer

Did you know that by practising your Tai Chi you are altering your DNA and helping to prevent inflammation which that allows cancer cells to form?  There is a fascinating article from the University of Coventry, details how MBIs (mind Body Interventions) such as Tai Chi, lower the number of molecules which activate the inflammation…

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Sleep, & kiwi fruit, make you beautiful

Were Disney right?  Sleeping beauty?  We all know how important sleep is for a happy mind and body, but a recent study shows that people who have too little sleep do appear to be less attractive – whatever ‘attractive’ is!  What is worse is that other people were less inclined to interact with them too.…

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Bad mood? Good! How Tai Chi Helps

We talked last week about food and touched on how it can affect your brain in a positive way.  This week we look at how being in a bad mood can actually be good for you – very surprising!  Apparently, it helps us focus and helps us to recognise and overcome dangerous situations.  Sadness is…

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Chocolate, Pizza, Eggs, Good Health & Tai Chi

Last week we look at coffee and cheese – how the first is great for pain killing and the second won’t give you a heart attack! This week we have a look at how chocolate can be used to lower your blood pressure – yes another health giving property of chocolate!  As I am sure…

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