Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Do you have to break a sweat before it counts as "exercise?"

You've heard it before: regular exercise is good for your health. It can raise HDL cholesterol, control your weight, improve the work capacity of your heart, reduce your blood pressure and blood glucose, and relieve stress.

However, do you have to break a sweat before it counts as "exercise?" So why is it so difficult to get up off the couch and get moving?

Tai Chi and QiGong are something worth trying. No sweat but raise your energy level. It improves your blood circulation, your immune system, your balance and your range of motion.

This exercise is good for people from middle age and above. No matter how busy you are, as long as you have time for a cup of coffee, you can spare a few minutes for Tai Chi and QiGong. It fits your busy life schedule.

If you are retired, you have more time to practice Tai Chi and QiGong. Join my classes at Long Branch Community Center, Silver Spring, MD and at Langley Park Community Center, Hyattsville, MD. For registration please call (301)445-4508.