· Increased strength both in the lower and upper extremities and also in the core muscles of the back and abdomen
· More flexibility (upper- and lower-body flexibility)
· Improved balance and reduced falls
· Increased energy and stamina
· Improved posture which can result in less wear and tear of the joint muscles and less back pain
· Depending on the speed and size of the movements, Tai Chi can provide some aerobic benefits
· Better cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure
· Other research points to a drop in cholesterol levels
· Beneficial effects on bone health
· Reduction in stress. People who practice Tai Chi recognize its powerful effect on relaxation and concentration. It is tool to help you cope with the busy, modern-day life
· Higher self-efficacy (the confidence in and perceived ability to perform a behaviour)
· Psychological benefits, such as reducing anxiety, depression and overall better mood, in both healthy people and those with chronic conditions
· Beneficial for cognition functions, such as global cognitive ability, attention, learning, memory, language, etc.
· Improved ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests.
· One becomes more centered, more at peace with oneself and less subject to outside influences
· This form of exercise could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life
· It’s fun! (and so you might be more likely to stick to it)