Researchers from the Department of Nursing at Kangwon National University, in Korea, investigated the effects of tai chi on blood pressure.
What’s tai chi?
Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, the practice is often described as “meditation in motion”.
There are different styles of tai chi – such as yang, chen and wu – depending on the speed of movement and the way the body holds the posture.
The NHS added that it can “help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs”.