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Yes: Yes, if you enjoy tai chi it can be an effective stress reliever. It combines gentle movement with a meditative approach, training mind and body in a healthy way. You need to have a good teacher though, who embodies the principles. There are videos, but probably this isn't as good as having someone you can ask questions of while you're practicing. ...Read more
Should be treated...: Gerd is common but is not amenable to Tai Chi. However, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening distress. ...Read more
Yes: Whenever a man is doing something that's physical, fulfilling and makes him feel really good about himself, he's likely to get all excited. It's different for different guys -- anything from riding the subway to singing the national anthem can get things going. All guys know about this stuff. Accept who you are ; be glad that wholesome things turn you on. And wear a good supporter for concealment. ...Read more
Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body. There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more
Tai Chi anxiety: Close your eyes & meditate. Visualize pleasant scenarios. Focus on tensed up muscles while doing the exercises. ...Read more
I walk about 7 blocks a day and do tai chi. I weigh 166 im 56 years old how many pounds do you think I will lose a week?
DEPENDS ON: How many calories a day you are consuming. ...Read more
No consenus: Great question but there is no consistent peer reviewed literature to differentiate the two at this time. Whatever makes you feel better is the best general answer and do not do things that hurt.. Feel better. ...Read more
It can indeed: As with most physical exercise, tai chi can be very good for keeping both the body and brain active and, as a result, young. The attention to detail in learning the specific details of the movements is very good for brain and body and is a very low impact form of exercise. Although at its heart it is an extremely effective form of martial combat, tai chi is very useful for relaxation and meditation. ...Read more
Both are good: If you do them regularly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tai-chi helpful? I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days. Routine?
Tai-chi may: Help improve mental and physical dexterity, but probably won't help with potential combat. Also, there is no way to "use" Adrenalin - it's a natural response of your body. Contact a tai-chi instructor for more information. ...Read more
It burns some: Calories. It can help balance breath, energy, mind and Qi. ...Read more
Either: Both are excellent to work with. I like yoga due to the stretching and balancing component. Patients who have more neuromuscular problems, dizziness issues, back problems find tai chi more helpful. I would try both out and see if it helps. Also drink more water since dehydration from caffeine, not enuf water makes the joints hurt. Use glucosamine and curcumin for joint pain. ...Read more
Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know. Please advise!! Thank
It depends on how severe the MG
How about exercises in shallow water? Perhaps with a flotation device and supervision if necessary. If you have trouble breathing, water pressure surrounding your chest may be an issue as can the temperature. A physical therapist can help with various exercises both in and out of water. ...Read more
Ok, I am out of shape, but I always walked a lot (neuromas and foot problems now). Studied tai chi and yoga. Where do I start at 60?
See a doctor: Hi, it is impossible to say what needs to be done until you see a physician and get evaluated. Then the doctor can advise you as appropriate. ...Read more
Which is better Yoga or Tai Chi for stretching? I'm 21 broke my tibia and femur in my right leg at 16. I workout but don't stretch. Help?
How can I learn how to do Tai Chi? I think it would help with my balance from Peripheral Neuropathy. My legs and feet are so numb. Thank you
Take a class!: Take a class, or check online. Maybe your library has information on it that can help. Tai Chi will help your balance and do other great things. Sounds like a great idea. Just be careful, because of the numbness, that you don't fall & hurt yourself. Take it slow and steady and getting a good instructor is the best way, to benefit as quickly as possible. Ask friends, or your doc for best teacher. ...Read more
Are yoga and t'ai chi good exercises for someone with Parkinson's disease? Right now I am doing just fine with the meds, but I worry about later.
Yes.: Improve coordination and balance to prevent certain problems from worsening. ...Read more
Ozone is toxic: No-one disagrees that ozone is toxic but like everything, there is a time and place. Your body actually uses ozone processes in the immune system and we use them industrially to kill harmful organisms. But that doesn't mean you should bathe in ozone. ...Read more
Yes: There do not appear to be any significant interactions between these two medications. ...Read more
Yes: Both will help reduce chronic stress levels which can lower your threshold for reacting to anger. However, recognizing that anger is a destructive emotion and accepting that it not beneficial for anything helps you agree to let go of it. When you find yourself angry, give yourself at least 10 min before reacting. Anger floods you with cortisol preventing you from thinking as clearly as possible. ...Read more
I am not an expert: On the military diet. I looked over several sites and one indicated that black coffee was acceptable. If that was the case - would anticipate that tea would be too. But why go on a short diet like this? The military diet (AKA 3 day diet) is a short term diet plan. A specific low calorie diet menu is spelled out & is to be used 3 days per week. Food choices are provided for four “days off” ...Read more