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Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.
Lifting weights, doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, say researchers

Lifting weights, doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, say researchers

Poll shows compelling association between exercise and better sleep

Poll shows compelling association between exercise and better sleep

Tai Chi associated with reduced falls among adult stroke survivors

Tai Chi associated with reduced falls among adult stroke survivors

Integrative Medicine helps people heal faster

Integrative Medicine helps people heal faster

Roundup: Abortion-rights groups mostly silent on fetal pain laws; Conn. advocates worry over Medicaid cuts; Examining readmission penalties

Roundup: Abortion-rights groups mostly silent on fetal pain laws; Conn. advocates worry over Medicaid cuts; Examining readmission penalties

Mindfulness meditation prevents feelings of loneliness

Mindfulness meditation prevents feelings of loneliness

Tai Chi improves health and quality of life for COPD sufferers

Tai Chi improves health and quality of life for COPD sufferers

Montefiore launches first fellowship program in Women's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Montefiore launches first fellowship program in Women's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Benefits of complementary and alternative medicine for back pain

Benefits of complementary and alternative medicine for back pain

Tai Chi increases brain volume and improves memory and thinking in Chinese seniors

Tai Chi increases brain volume and improves memory and thinking in Chinese seniors

Checklist for seniors to reduce risk of falls

Checklist for seniors to reduce risk of falls

Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users

Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users

Tai Chi improves cardiovascular function and body strength in older adults

Tai Chi improves cardiovascular function and body strength in older adults

Tai chi could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients

Tai chi could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients

Older people with visual impairment can benefit from Tai Chi

Older people with visual impairment can benefit from Tai Chi

Study needed to identify most effective exercise to improve balance among older people

Study needed to identify most effective exercise to improve balance among older people

APF launches new online educational module on safe use of CAM

APF launches new online educational module on safe use of CAM

Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders

Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders

Stress management can improve chronic skin conditions

Stress management can improve chronic skin conditions

A little exercise better than none for heart health

A little exercise better than none for heart health