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  • Chico Tai Chi:  Tai Chi Does Benefit Your Heart!

    Chico Tai Chi: Tai Chi Does Benefit Your Heart!

    Tai Chi Benefits Your Heart Several types of gentle Chinese exercise have been found to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels By Andrea Rock March 15, 2016 Over the years, research has shown that tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises—which all involve specific postures and gentle movement, combined with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation—can be good for wellbeing in a variety of ways. Tai chi benefits (and those of similar practices) include easing back and knee pain , improving balance and stability in older adults or people with Parkinson's disease, and improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Now you can ....

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  • Tai Chi Chico: CBS News- Tai chi improves symptoms of Parkinson's disease

    Tai Chi Chico: CBS News- Tai chi improves symptoms of Parkinson's disease

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    Tai chi improves symptoms of Parkinson's disease
    FEBRUARY 9, 2012 / 8:45 AM/ WEBMD
    Tai chi , a type of exercise that guides the body through gentle, flowing poses, may help some of the worst physical problems of Parkinson's disease, a new study shows. If further studies confirm the findings, experts say it appears that tai chi might be an effective therapy for improving a person's ability to walk, move steadily, and balance. Tai chi may also reduce the chances of a fall. "The results from this study are quite impressive," says Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA, a neurologist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. "It's ....

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  • Azad's Tai Chi Saves Student's Life!

    Azad's Tai Chi Saves Student's Life!

    Azad’s Tai Chi Saves Life! "Last Saturday, while at the theater, I had a heart attack. Massive chest pains that spread up to my face. I told my husband that we needed to go to the hospital. As soon as I could walk, he got me to our car, and took me to Enloe Emergency. In the car I remembered the triangular breathing that Mr. Gantt had taught us in Tai Chi, and did it for the entire car ride, and continued in the ER. They kept me over the weekend and ran a chemical stress test, which makes your heart race like crazy, so again I used Triangular breathing. They found no damage to my heart, thank goodness. My cardiac doctor aid that the Tai Chi breathing likely saved me from ....

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  • Chico Martial Arts Teaches Outdoor Self-Defense: Camping in the Bear Country

    Chico Martial Arts Teaches Outdoor Self-Defense: Camping in the Bear Country

    This summer please be careful when you are hiking, or camping in the Bear country from local areas to national parks. As Jongshindo students you must always pay attention to your environment and make sure you are aware of all dangers around. This way you can be safe and enjoy your outdoors experience. This summer please be careful when you are hiking, or camping in the Bear country from local areas to national parks. Here are a few useful tips for you a part of our “Outdoor Self-Defense” program. 1. Make sure to keep a clean camp. 2. Don’t burn or bury your trash. That is like an invitation signal to a Bear. 3. Use bear resistant garbage ....

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  • Chico Physical Fitness, Self-Defense & Nutrition at Azad's Martial Arts Center

    Chico Physical Fitness, Self-Defense & Nutrition at Azad's Martial Arts Center

    Why Watermelon Days at Azad's!
    At Azad's Martial Arts Center we have lots of fun! During summer months not only we have a number of new programs, classes, playful days, and activities but we have lots of cool things going on like the Watermelon Days! Here is why: Watermelon is refreshing, and hydrating. But there is more to it than you think! Just read the following article from Shape Magazine: Nutritious, refreshing, and low in calories, watermelon also serves up serious protection against heart disease. Researchers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that it raises levels of arginine, and amino acid shown to improve blood-vessel function in the body. Study ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi: Tai Chi can improve cognitive function!

    A sharper mind: Tai Chi can improve cognitive function
    There are lots of jokes about forgetting where you put your keys, but as you get older, changes in your mental function are no laughing matter. Changes in your brain that start around age 50 can affect your memory, as well as other cognitive functions such as your ability to juggle multiple tasks, process information rapidly, and focus on details. By age 70, one in six people has mild cognitive impairment (which can progress to Alzheimer's disease). Up until about two decades ago, it was believed that your brain only produced new cells early in life. But research has shown that the brain has the ability to change throughout ....

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  • Are you experiencing back pain?  Chico Tai Chi can help!

    Are you experiencing back pain? Chico Tai Chi can help!

    This is a great video of real people experiencing back-pain getting massive relief by practicing no drug approaches such as Tai Chi exercise. At Azad's Martial Arts Center we help you get more flexible while building your strength in your muscles, tendons and ligaments in each class. Tai Chi is a very low-impact form of exercise that dates back to 1400 century. Many of our students report to us that their Tai Chi lessons at Azad's has helped them dramatically in reducing their pains and aches. Please watch this video and if you are ready to take the first step toward Tai Chi, then fill out the form at our Tai Chi page on this site https://azadsmartialarts.com/classes/Tai-Chi . Our ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi Classes: How To Prevent Falls As We Get Older By Practicing Tai Chi!

    Chico Tai Chi Classes: How To Prevent Falls As We Get Older By Practicing Tai Chi!

    To Prevent Falls, Try Tai Chi New analysis finds this gentle martial art works better than other exercise to keep you steady on your feet By Teresa Carr Every second of every day in the U.S. an older adult falls, making that the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An analysis published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that practicing the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi can slash that risk by half. Researchers analyzed results from 10 studies involving more than 2,600 patients ranging in age from 56 to 98 years old. Participants took ....

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  • At 70, Lynn H. Elliott becomes a black belt at Azad's Chico Martial Arts!

    At 70, Lynn H. Elliott becomes a black belt at Azad's Chico Martial Arts!


    At 70, Lynn H. Elliott becomes a black belt
    Photo: Lynn Elliott, 70, does some kicks with Grandmaster Farshad Azad on Nov. 4, the day Elliott passed his test to become a black belt. (Jason Halley/Staff Photo) By MARY NUGENT | mnugent@chicoer.com | Chico Enterprise-Record PUBLISHED: November 13, 2011 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: April 21, 2018 at 11:26 am CHICO — Lynn H. Elliott is an accomplished playwright, author and screenwriter. He is a professor emeritus at Chico State University, where he also was chair of the English department. In May, he retired. Nov. 4, he mastered a different sort of challenge. After six years of dedication and hard work, he tested for a martial arts ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi: "11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health"

    Chico Tai Chi: "11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health"

    11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health
    What is tai chi?

    Tai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths. Tai chi has many physical and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of tai chi include decreased anxiety and depression and improvements in cognition . It may also help you manage symptoms of some chronic diseases, such as fibromyalgia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) . Read on to learn more about the benefits and risks of tai chi, and how you can begin practicing this exercise. Share on Pinterest 1. Reduces stress

    One of the main ....

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