The ancient oriental discipline of Tai Chi, which combines breathing exercises and relaxation exercises based on slow movements, can help diabetics, because it keeps blood glucose levels low: a new study confirms the effectiveness of the discipline in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, as already anticipated by Fritha.
A study by the University of Florida, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, examined the cases of a group of diabetics, trained with 2 sessions of Tai Chi per week. After a period of 6 months, the group that had done regular Tai Chi exercises had lower blood glucose values than diabetics who had not exercised, and enjoyed a better overall state of health.
However, Tai Chi is a discipline also suitable for those who do not suffer from diabetes, because a gentle gymnastics, with low muscular impact, which firms the muscles and teaches you to relax and breathe, without subjecting the body to excessive physical stress.
Posted on October 6, 2009 by Missunderstanding