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Tai Chi for arthritis offered
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Looking for a way to move more to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis or just get in more physical activity? Then Tai Chi for Arthritis might be for you. This program consists of ten one-hour sessions and is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status. 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. The focus of the program will be to learn the basic forms of the sun style of Tai Chi to reduce pain and stiffness while improving balance & memory. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on most Tuesdays and Thursdays in November and December. The fee is $48 for all ten sessions with registration preferred by Nov. 16.  Class size is limited. Tentative dates are:  Nov. 17, 22, 29, and Dec. 1, 6, 8, *12, 15, 20 and 22. (Note: Dec. 12 is a Monday.) 

Participants should plan to attend all ten sessions to receive the most benefit from the program. All classes will be held at the Warren County Administrative Building in the Early Voting Room.  

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 the mind and body. Other benefits may include: Improved ability to cope with stress & depression, memory, coordination, muscle strength and stamina and body awareness. Studies have shown that 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. 

Please call UT TSU Extension – Warren County at 473-8484 to register or for more information.