Staying Active After 50: Try Tai Chi for Better Balance

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Online

Contact: AARP Events

This event is full.

Tai chi is widely recognized as one of the most effective approaches to preventing falls.

About the Event

This introductory workshop led by Angela Katz will share the evidence-based benefits of tai chi, both physical and mental. The slow, rhythmical movements of the trunk and limbs and the muscle-strengthening exercises can be an excellent way to exercise your balance and coordination. In fact, a tai chi practice is useful as a fall prevention strategy because as we get older, we tend to shuffle rather than pick up our feet. The movements help strengthen the leg muscles and train you to think about shifting your weight before you lift your feet. Tai chi also helps with memory, as you’re called upon to remember the movements and keep your mind focused, using both the right and left sides of the brain.

Angela Katz will demonstrate the warmup and six movements that you can do on your own at home as an introduction to tai chi. Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen.

Please do not opt out of event-related emails, as you will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom prior to the event.

 For more information, contact AARP NY at nyaarp@aarp.org.

 


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