Why practicing an ancient martial art could help you better manage COPD symptoms
Linkwell Health published an article, featuring Dr. Peter Wayne, Osher Research Director, which addresses the benefits of using tai chi to manage symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Tai Chi is a relaxed, low impact workout that provides those with workout restrictions, due to COPD, an exercise program with proven, healthful benefits. Dr. Wayne states, “Tai Chi integrates exercise along with breath training and an important set of cognitive tools like heightened body associations and awareness”.
Dr. Wayne recommends COPD patients practice Tai Chi under the guidance of a qualified instructor to receive its maximum benefits. The article, posted on Healthy Living Engine, provides step by step instructions for suggested exercises for warm-up and to get you into the flow: ‘Tai Chi Swinging‘ and ‘Spinal Cord Breathing.‘ The suggestions include detailed instructions and video demonstrations.