Tai Chi, One of Dr. Oz's Health Boosting Secrets From Around the World
August 28, 2011 -
On August 2, 2011, the
highly-celebrated physician and cardiologist
Dr. Mehmet Oz appeared on the ABC
Morning America Show and shared his recent travel experience around
the globe. He talked about his discovery of the health secrets which are
utilized by people around the world for centuries, one which is practicing Tai
During the interview, Dr. Oz
said that he loves Tai Chi because Tai Chi is about energizing the body with
little simple movements.
"For the people of China, the challenges of
staying healthy in their country are much different. With the world's largest
population, the challenge there is finding space to stay physically active in a
confined setting. The Chinese have had to learn and adapt to exercising in a way
that doesn't take up a lot of space, which is why the practice of Tai Chi is so
popular among the nation's more than 1 billion residents.
Instead of grabbing caffeine in the morning,
China's residents, from the very young to the very old, take to the nation's
parks and streets to practice. The poses can be done anywhere and help with
strength, balance and flexibility."
He taught two Tai Chi
movements Cloud Hands and Right/Left Kicks to the show hostess. The hostess
confirmed that she felt that her core was working and also the energy during the
simple movements. Dr, Oz explained that Chinese people developed Tai Chi for
longevity. It cultivates the energy to help the body to build the balance,
flexibility and strength.
To watch the interview, please
click the link here.