Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tai Chi, Age and Stoop


Synonyms for "Stoop"  β„‚π•π•’π•€π•€π•šπ•”π•’π• π•‹π•’π•š β„‚π•™π•š π•Žπ•šπ•€π•– 𝕀𝕒π•ͺ𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•π•šπ•Ÿπ•œ π•‘π•£π• π•§π•šπ••π•–π•€ πŸšπŸœπŸ™ π•Šπ•ͺπ•Ÿπ• π•Ÿπ•ͺπ•žπ•€ 𝕗𝕠𝕣 ❞π•Šπ•₯π• π• π•‘π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜❞ π•¨π•™π•šπ•”π•™ π•šπ•€ 𝕒𝕝𝕀𝕠 𝕒 π•™π•’π•π•π•žπ•’π•£π•œ 𝕠𝕗 𝕠𝕝𝕕-π•’π•˜π•– 𝕓𝕦π•₯ ❞𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕀𝕑 π”Ήπ•šπ•£π••❜𝕀 π•‹π•’π•šπ•❞ π•šπ•€ π•Ÿπ• π•₯ π• π•Ÿπ•– 𝕠𝕗 π•₯π•™π•–π•ž❕

Classical Tai Chi Master Hua Jiping, Ph.D.: "As we age we tend to originate more and more of our movement from our arms and legs, and less movement from our torso. The torso becomes weak, stiff, and ultimately atrophies, causing the problems we associate with aging. Originate power from the torso, develop waist, back muscles and avoid back problems, stimulating blood flow in the torso, the home of internal organs." Classical Tai Chi Sifu Jim Roach research from Medline: "With aging, the middle of the body (torso, core, trunk) becomes shorter as the disks gradually lose fluid and become thinner...This makes the arms and legs look longer when compared with the shortened trunk. The joints become stiffer and less flexible. Fluid in the joints may decrease. As early as your thirties, age-related muscle loss, known scientifically as sarcopenia, can mean you lose muscle mass at a rate of 3-5 percent each decade. Of particular concern are those muscles in your torso, which are primarily responsible for keeping you in an upright position. A reduction in their ability to maintain your posture can make you look stooped and hence shorter."

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