8 Surprising Benefits Of Tai Chi

Don't be fooled by the slow movements.

From reducing stress to easing pain, there are more tai chi benefits than you probably realize.
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Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice that involves flowing through gentle movements and postures, often paired with deep breathing. Today, it's popular around the globe, thanks to its many benefits — in fact, Apple Watch is adding the workout modality to its catalog this fall.

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It’s Low-Impact

There’s no heavy pounding or jumping in tai chi, which means the movements are easy on your joints and connective tissue, says Chris Cinnamon, head instructor at Chicago Tai Chi. So it’s a great activity if you have sensitive joints or are rehabbing an injury.