People Who Practice Tai Chi Stay Mentally Sharp

As I surf the web, I do my share of reading and, in doing so, discovered this recent article (July 10, 2015) that supports the theory that those who practice tai chi regularly stay mentally sharp.  Well, that's good for me as I can attest my pencil isn't as sharp as it used to be and wonder how much dull it would be had I not practice, faithfully, my daily and early morning tai chi.  I'm going to be one to lead the charge on this, validated or not.  These articles and studies give me credence on why I promote this exercise and martial arts.  So click on the link below and get yourself practicing tai chi everyday.  It ain't no worse than taking those prescription pills every morning!!!

New Study Links Long-Term Tai Chi Mind-Body Exercise to Improved Cognitive Function in Older Adults Study Published in the July 2015 Issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine

STRESS!!!

Courtesy of paleoplan.com
Forget about guns and bullets.  Stress related illnesses will kill you.

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

·         Heart disease: 614,348
·         Cancer: 591,699
·         Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 147,101
·         Accidents (unintentional injuries): 136,053
·         Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 133,103
·         Alzheimer's disease: 93,541
·         Diabetes: 76,488
·         Influenza and pneumonia: 55,227
·         Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,146
·         Intentional self-harm (suicide): 42,773

Source: Health United States, 2015 Table 19 [PDF- 9.8 MB] (Data are for 2014) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm