Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 10am -11 am
Where: Golden Age Center
330 Aggie Blvd, Vernal
When: Every Wednesday (starting Jan. 18)
Time: 3pm -4pm
Where: USU Extension
57 N 100 E , Roosevelt
WHAT IS PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS
Participants will learn Tai Chi movements in a fun, non-threatening environment. We offer in person and virtual classes. Proven to reduce the risk of falls by 70%, each class begins with gentle Qigong warm ups and breathing exercises, followed by learning one-to-two new Tai Chi movements (Forms) each week. The program is free and will meet every weekfor one-hour classes in Roosevelt and Vernal.
Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall prevention incorporates exercises that improve muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. The Tai Chi for Arthritis/Health program also focuses on weight transference, which improves balance and prevents falls. The slow, gentle outward movements decrease stress, increase energy and lubricate the joints which ease the effects of arthritis, stiffness and general aging ailments. Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can relieve your pain, improve your health, and increase your mobility.
Tai Chi for Arthritis/Health is an evidenced based class, 1-hour class led by a trained instructor. It’s easy and fun to learn. Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, which are performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. It is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it suitable for many older adults or people with mobility issues. Like dance, the movements are learned and follow one after the other. Tai Chi does not require special equipment and can be practiced indoors or outdoors, either alone or in a group.
Tai Chi for Health Institute website: https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/programs/tai-chi-for-arthritis · Tai Chi for Arthritis and fall prevention; https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/tai-chi-for-fall-prevention
serving for health
Vernal (435) 247-1177
133 South 500 East, Vernal, UT, 84078
Environmental Health Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:30-5:30
Roosevelt office closed noon-1pm