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Tai chi and diabetes

According to a team of diabetes researchers in Australia, Tai chi could help those people with type 2 diabetes to improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that is based around a set of gentle exercise . Tai chi, according to researchers, could be of particular benefit to type 2 diabetes sufferers.
The research teams studied patients who attended tai chi classes over a six month period, measured blood sugar levels, blood pressure and other health against a control group who did no exercise .
The study was published in the Australian Family Physician. However, the team from the University of New South Wales did point out that the gentle nature of tai chi might not be intense enough to make a big difference to blood glucose and blood pressure. They pointed out that tai chi was very useful for sedentary, overweight or disabled people.

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