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Tai chi : Getting there more slowly, but gracefully and intact

For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts say tai chi, the ancient Chinese slow-moving exercise, can be an ideal way for anyone to stay fit.A staple in senior citizen centers and a common dawn sighting in public parks, the practice can offer long-term benefits for all age groups."In this high-tech world that's all about speed, greed and instant gratification, tai chi is the antidote to bring us back to balanced health," according to Arthur Rosenfeld, a tai chi master and the author of a new book called "Tai Chi — The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength.""It doesn't mean you can win the marathon or clean and jerk 750 pounds or win a cycle sprint," said the South Florida resident, 56. "It's not about getting there sooner." Tai chi is more about how the body works than how it looks, and is about aging gracefully and "with less drama.""The last time I looked, there were some 500 studies about the various physical benefits...

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