Tai Chi is a gentle exercise with strong emphasis on mental relaxation, it will help to prevent diabetes, improve cellular uptakes and glucose metabolism.
Tai chi improves relaxation which has been shown to improve the control of diabetes and many other chronic conditions. Tai Chi is enjoyable to many; people tend to continue doing it for years.
The major problems of diabetes are complications such as hypertension, heart disease, visual impairment and vascular problem. Tai Chi improves cardiorespiratory function, hypertension, muscular strength, flexibility and cholesterol level, these in turn minimise complication of diabetes.
The Tai Chi for Diabetes program is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi. Besides the fundamental 11 movement tai chi, it contains an advanced 9 movement set, warm-up, wind-down, and Qigong breathing exercises.