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Falls are the number one reason older people are taken to the emergency department in a hospital - invest in your future and join a Tai Chi class today.
A fall is defined as an event which causes a person to, unintentionally rest on the ground and is not a result of a major intrinsic event or overwhelming hazard. Rest? When I talk to elderly people, falling is one of their biggest fears as it often leads to a lack of independence
Falls and fractures in older people are often preventable, and reducing them is important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and independence of older people. Do something your future self will thank you for and join one of our Tai Chi classes today.
Most falls don’t happen from a height, but rather when individuals slip or trip. Tai Chi for falls prevention is one way to reduce your risk, so why not join us at one of our classes which are currently held in a quiet park in Shefford.
- "The classes relieved stress and I am less irritable, just doing the exercise."
- "I am more aware of how my body works and I can do things the correct movement way."
- "Good relaxation and feel good."
- "Since starting tai chi with Ian I have noticed an increase in energy levels and a calmer state of mind. It does take work and practice, but is most definitely worth the effort" - Carla N
- "I am more aware of the correct way to bend, sit and stand and have learned how to control balance."
- "I hold myself a lot better."
- "I am more relaxed and less stressed."
- "I feel more agile."
- "I find it much easier to bend and move about."
- "The classes have taught me to sit, walk and generally hold myself up properly. They have helped to ease tension especially in my back and to relax my body."
- "Better movement in lower back."
I have discovered something marvellous. This morning I had a sore throat, felt slightly feverish and was out of sorts because I hadn't slept very well. Then I went to a session of Alexander technique, mixed with Tai Chi. (At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living). I came away feeling absolutely marvellous. I still have a sore throat and a bit of a high temperature - but my sense of wellbeing is so great that it really doesn't seem to matter. Thank you Ian Deavin and Judy Hammond for a great Sunday morning! - Julie Furnivall
- "I have had a bad back for years – but it hasn't hurt since I started Tai Chi – and I saved money on a Physio."
- "After a fall years ago, I have developed difficulties with balance and I now walk with a stick. These classes have enormously developed my sense of balance. It follows now that, instead of expecting a near future of less and less mobility, I anticipate to be mobile as long as I live."
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