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Tai Chi for Arthritis offered by UT TSU Extension office
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Looking for a way to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis or to work in more physical activity in your routine? Tai Chi for Arthritis offered by UT TSU Extension might be for you. 

The program consists of 10, one-hour sessions and is open to everyone. Hilda Lytle will be the instructor.

“This joint-safe program is designed to help you manage the effects of arthritis through slow, agile steps and exercises,” said Lytle. “The focus will be to learn the basic forms of the sun style of Tai Chi to reduce pain and stiffness while improving balance and memory.”

Sessions will be held at 11:30 a.m. in August and September. The fee is $48 for all 10 sessions with classes scheduled to start Monday. 

Tentative dates are: Aug. 5, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26, 29, and Sept. 6, 10 and 15. Participants should plan to attend all 10 sessions to receive the most benefit. All classes will be held at Warren County Administrative Offices on Locust Street. Class size is limited so register as soon as possible.

Created by Dr. Paul Lam with the help of a team of medical experts, Tai Chi increases heart and lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates mind and body. Other benefits may include the following improvements: ability to cope with stress and depression, memory, coordination, muscle strength and stamina, and body awareness. 

Studies have shown people with arthritis who have completed the class have experienced less pain and stiffness, tend to exercise and relax more, and have more overall knowledge of their condition. 

To register or for more information, call UT TSU Extension at 473-8484.