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  Madison County, Iowa - Public Health - Tai Chi Classes

CDC’s Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Program
 
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Program is a nationally recognized, evidence based prevention program that has been proven to decrease the number of falls, decrease the risk and/or fear of falling, and improve functional balance and physical performance. The program teaches balance skills and good body alignment by using coordinated and flowing movements. While the program is open to any interested individual age 18 and older, the course is designed for community-dwelling older adults aged 60 and older, who can walk easily with or without assistive devices. Participants will feel stronger, have better balance, greater flexibility, and feel more confident after completing this Tai chi program. (www.taichimovingforbetterbalance.org/)
 
Benefits of Tai Chi:
• Improved functional balance and physical performance
• Reduced frequency of falls and risk of falling
• Lowered blood pressure
• Improved mental and physical well-being
• Improved cardiovascular and respiratory function
• Improved sleep quality
• Enhanced life independence and overall health.
 
To learn more about Tai Chi or have questions about the program, contact Madison County Public Health at 515-462-9051.


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