Compared to the pumping intensity of spin or Zumba, a tai chi class looks like it's being performed in slow motion. But this exercise program is far more dynamic than it looks. As an aerobic workout, tai chi is roughly the equivalent of a brisk walk. And as a resistance training routine, some studies have found it similar to more vigorous forms of weight training. It is especially useful for improving balance and preventing falls—a major concern for older adults. - #TaiChi
Many are beginning to see the preventative and healing power of ancient practices that originated in the East, such as yoga, acupuncture, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbology. The infographic below highlights the many distinctions between the two approaches.