Tai Chi and Osteoporosis

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis

People with osteoporosis often have arthritis and loss of function. In addition, they are also more likely to sustain a fracture following a fall. Studies have shown that Tai Chi can slow down the loss of bone density as much as three fold. Moreover, it can also help to relieve pain from conditions such as arthritis.

One of the reasons Tai Chi improves balance is because it works both cognitively and physically. In other word, it involves planned movements with the emphasis on awareness of how they feel. Importantly, the mindful stepping and weight transfer increase strength and mobility. They also help to improve proprioception. Standing balance movements are just some of the reasons why Tai Chi has proven effective in falls prevention.

This Tai Chi for Osteoporosis in our wellness programme is a short combination of Yang and Sun Style movements. It is specifically aimed at improving balance and preventing falls. It will also benefit most health conditions, as well as anyone seeking a gentle form of exercise which will calm the mind and lift the spirits.