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Seated Tai Chi can help arthritis sufferers
Certified Tai Chai instructor Hilda Lytle will be holding Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis classes starting Nov. 13 for patients who have trouble standing for exercise. The sessions are free, and registration can be made by calling 473-8484 by Nov. 8. Participating in the class are, from left, Alma Shoemaker, Lytle and Sarah Stanley.

Looking for a way to move more to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis but can’t be on your feet too long for exercise? Then you might want to check out the Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis program being offered by UT TSU Extension. Hilda Lytle will be the instructor for this program as created by Dr. Paul Lam.
This program is a modified version of Tai Chi for Arthritis and can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice while sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can improve their health and mobility. The program is safe and easy to learn, and is designed to help manage the effects of arthritis through slow forms. Medical studies confirm Tai Chi for Arthritis Relieves pain, reduces falls and improves quality of life.
There will be six one-hour sessions held at 11:30 a.m. during November and December. Tentative dates are: Nov. 13, 15, 21, 28, 30, and Dec. 5. Participants should plan to attend all six sessions to receive the most benefit from the program. Additional classes will be held Dec. 7 and 12 if needed. 
As this effort will be a pilot to gauge interest in Seated Tai Chi there will not be a charge for the 2017 program. All classes will be held at the Warren County Administrative Building. Class size is limited to the first 10 to register.
Please call UT TSU Extension – Warren County at 473-8484 for more information or to pre-register for the program by Wednesday, Nov. 8.
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