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Tai Chi Effective In Cardiac Rehab?
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11 Oct 2017 05:24 PM EST

According to research tai chi could be effective as an alternative exercise option for patients who turn down cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack.
Tai chi, or tai chi chuan, is an ancient Chinese non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. According to a report by the Mayo Clinic, it has been associated with reduced stress.
The study was published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. It found that more than 60 percent of heart attack patients do not participate in recommended cardiac rehab for a variety of reasons including travel and financial concerns. It perceived difficulty completing cardiac rehab exercises.

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