One of the best approaches in controlling arthritis is exercise. Next to it is proper diet and so on. Almost all medical experts’ opinions are focused on the natural way of preventing arthritis which is through practicing Tai Chi. Furthermore, they concluded that Tai Chi exercises that are suitable for arthritis are those that are concerned with improving muscular strength, fitness and flexibility. It is indeed one of the most effective programs ever to hit the medical scene.
Tai Chi has already proven a lot of things since its emergence during ancient China. Scientific studies proved that Tai Chi is not only a form of exercise for daily living but also a moving treatment for those who need medical help inside and out. Tai Chi implored many benefits aside from improvement of flexibility and maintaining fitness.
Some of these benefits are: integrating the mind to be one with the body and spirit, improving qi (internal energy), promote correct posture of the body, it is one of the easiest exercises to learn, inexpensive and it can be suitable for any age.
Arthritis is the inflammation of bones most specifically, the joints. It can be caused by numerous factors like diet, age, obesity, etc. It can be very aggravating during parts of the day because the person who has this illness can experience stiffness and pain that somehow tends to discourage those experiencing it to move or engage in exercise.
But if that person will not make even the simplest exercise moves to battle out arthritis, it will get much worse every waking day because the joints will continue to “rust” and this will contribute to more pain. However, if you will participate in exercise programs such as Tai Chi, which is diagnosed to be very effective in preventing arthritis severity, it will keep your bones, joints and muscles healthy.
It is irrefutable; exercise is indeed part of the therapeutic aspect to prevent arthritis especially in older ones. By keeping the tissues and muscles strong, it can further protect and support the joints. Once exercise is facilitated, it will promote proper circulation and provide body fluid and nourished blood to the tendons, muscles and joints which are said to promote healing.
There are 4 kinds of the most suitable Tai Chi exercises that a person may perform.
1. Muscle Strengthening
Exercises like these increase and maintain the strength of the muscles. It will minimize further injuries that may occur and reduce the pain so as to improve muscle strength and give you the capability to do more than less.
This reduces the stiffness thus keeping the joints more flexible. Range-of-motion exercises can help you move joints that are affected in different directions. By doing Tai Chi, it will increase a person’s flexibility.
Promoting the correct posture through exercises has proven the ability to decrease the wearing of muscles and joints. This also helps excavate the positive emotions in you.
Cardio-respiratory exercises or fitness exercises are those that help in strengthening the lungs and heart and increasing the person’s stamina that are all important in maintaining proper health. Tissues and joints always need the proper supply of oxygen for rejuvenation and healing.
Through Tai Chi, better blood and oxygen circulation is promoted which in return will keep the muscles strong and joints flexible.