Chinese Vs Western Types of Exercise
Doing any exercise is better than doing none. But there are some major reasons why the older you get the more you will benefit from traditional Chinese types of exercise as against Western types.
Why? Western types of exercise such as many sports and weight training are fine when you are young and in your prime but as you age it becomes increasingly harder to recover after each match or training session.
Your muscles and joints become tight, which reduces blood flow throughout your body and makes your heart work harder. Also, repeatedly pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion depletes your vital energy - the opposite of what you need as you age.
Traditional Chinese types of exercise, such as long life exercises, loosen and stretch your muscles and joints, which enhances blood flow and takes strain off your heart. Good blood flow is vital for good health. Chinese long life exercise also energizes, relaxes and rejuvenates you. These are important benefits for everyone but especially once you reach age 40 or so.
There are other important reasons why you should do traditional Chinese exercises regardless of what ever other types of exercise you do. For one thing, according to Chinese medical wisdom, traditional Chinese exercises are one of the secrets of a long life.
Get the full list of Chinese exercise benefits here.
All the best,
About the Author
Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in professional practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.
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