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Tai Chi Equal to ‘Regular’ Exercise in Trimming Your Tummy

October 15, 2021

From the Health Day website

Could exercise that uses slow movements and breathing, like tai chi, do as much for trimming belly fat in older adults as aerobic exercise?

It might. A new study found that individuals aged 50 and up who practiced tai chi for 12 weeks lost about as much waist circumference as older adults who did conventional exercise (such as aerobics and strength training).

Though tai chi is considered a suitable activity for older people, including those who are not active, there previously has been little evidence of its health benefits, said study author Parco Siu. He is head of the division of kinesiology at the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health.

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