Garden Tai Chi for Diabetes
March 6 - May 29 2014
Every Thursday, Starting March 6 - May 29
1:30-2:30pm, Ellen Edmondson Great Lawn
Join Kathy Packard from the Oaklawn Center on Aging to learn the art of Tai Chi and how it helps individuals with not only diabetes but all sorts of health ailments. The major problems of diabetes are the associating complications such as heart disease, visual impairment, and stroke.
Tai Chi focuses on building strength, balance and flexibility through slow, fluid movements combined with mental imagery and deep breathing. Scientific studies have shown tai chi to have beneficial effects on cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular strength, balance, peripheral circulation, reduced tension, and anxiety. These in turn minimize the complications of diabetes.
Wear loose comfortable clothing. Can be barefoot or wear soft shoes that do not restrict movement of the feet.
For more information or to enroll in this class, call the Oaklawn Center on Aging at 501-623-0020. Admission is free to Garden members, $10 admission for non-members. The class is no charge.