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Most people think of Tai Chi as a wonderful relaxing exercise performed in parks throughout China, in the early morning. This is true to some extent.

Tai Chi is relaxing, but it also strengthens the body, improves circulation and is an effective form of self-defence.

The holistic nature of this ancient martial art makes it suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness as it adapts itself to suit your abilities. What’s more, recent studies have proven that Tai Chi has significant health benefits for older people.

Mark Peters joins me on the podcast to chat about his involvement with the practice for the past 30 years. As an executive committee member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, Mark runs his own training association, has competed at two World Championships and been  developed programmes for the NHS around the use of Tai Chi for rehabilitation for COPD and lung disorders, falls prevention and special needs.

Listen here on episode 048 The Retirement Café Podcast.

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