Last week was boxing, this week…Tai Chi! This ancient Chinese martial art has become increasingly popular as the benefits of this exercise are undeniable. Tai Chi is perfect for many older adults because it is a gentle exercise that involves slow movements, making it easier to follow.
DailyCaring.com found three simple (for beginners) seated Tai Chi routines to help your residents improve flexibility and overall well-being. They are great for people who are unable to stand independently and/or have limited mobility. Click on the link below to see the videos:
These are just a few of the many videos available online. Find your favorite and familiarize yourself with a routine so you can help residents when they try. You’ll likely enjoy it as much as your residents do! You can also consider having a tai chi instructor come to your facility to hold a class. Do you already do tai chi classes at your community? If so, please let us know and send a picture if you can!