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    Longevity for elderly people

    If you could recommend 1 book for an elderly person -
    or one system - what would it be ?

    I think tai chi is too complicated & they are too close minded to learn the forms - or they may just not be interested in living longer .- a lot of them will not accept computers

    - maybe hsing I ?

    --------------------1 book Please

    must be a book

    something simple , yet effective .
    any feedback would be greatly appreciated

    must be simple & to the point
    Last edited by Throwaway Child; 09-03-2013 at 04:03 PM.

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    I think this is a really good workout if you have 1 hour to invest in your health feeling stronger & getting you chi circulating - since being out of work & unable to work too hard

    ----------------------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDtmmk8YQvk

    there are 8 parts -
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    I have come to realize that there is a 'will to live' to seek activities to enhance that goal. That means that anything the 'elderly' person believes will give him/her the tools to prolong and even make interesting a viable existence.

    Walking is still excellent in this regard! do not limit the mind if the goals are positive. I would also that that 'elderly' is a loaded term. TOme it implies people over 70 years but I have seen people at 55 exhibiting the same lack of mobility as those who are able at 70 years. One fellow from a taiji class about 15 years ago
    was a freshman in college at the time and when he graduated, he could bared walk due to his reliance of medication for his OA/RA condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawali View Post
    I have come to realize that there is a 'will to live' to seek activities to enhance that goal. That means that anything the 'elderly' person believes will give him/her the tools to prolong and even make interesting a viable existence.

    Walking is still excellent in this regard! do not limit the mind if the goals are positive. I would also that that 'elderly' is a loaded term. TOme it implies people over 70 years but I have seen people at 55 exhibiting the same lack of mobility as those who are able at 70 years. One fellow from a taiji class about 15 years ago
    was a freshman in college at the time and when he graduated, he could bared walk due to his reliance of medication for his OA/RA condition.
    some can no longer walk without problems

    when starting over - just standing like this is very difficult -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qZanIByNhE


    standing is actually very difficult & a lot of work
    I have been in a lot worse shape at a lot younger age due to malnutrition etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawali View Post
    I have come to realize that there is a 'will to live' to seek activities to enhance that goal. That means that anything the 'elderly' person believes will give him/her the tools to prolong and even make interesting a viable existence.

    Walking is still excellent in this regard! do not limit the mind if the goals are positive. I would also that that 'elderly' is a loaded term. TOme it implies people over 70 years but I have seen people at 55 exhibiting the same lack of mobility as those who are able at 70 years. One fellow from a taiji class about 15 years ago
    was a freshman in college at the time and when he graduated, he could bared walk due to his reliance of medication for his OA/RA condition.
    And yet we had an elderly lady come into a bone marrow cleansing class being unable to walk on her own to being able to walk swiftly without her walker by the end of the lesson. It all comes down to quality of method, teacher,and student. Most meditation and qi gong taught is utter ****.

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    A book will do nothing.

    Longevity is a matter of genetics for the most part.

    If you want your mom or dad or gramma or grampa to get active, be active with them.
    Walk with them. Engage their intellect. Revitalize their curiosity.

    Interaction is key here.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    Single leg standing, single leg standing, and still single leg standing. When you get older, balance is very important to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWho View Post
    Single leg standing, single leg standing, and still single leg standing. When you get older, balance is very important to you.
    agreed
    I also find that stretching greatly increases my balance - I do not know why - but it does - especially hamstrings

    if you add some resistance or strength training you are less likely to break something if you do fall it strengthens the bones & restores life to the marrow

    these basic stances have also helped a lot with balance --->http://www.phoenixdragonkungfu.com/t...c-stances.aspx

    if I listen to my body & don't over do it
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    18 Posture Taiji Qigong is very easy for old people to follow and practice. There are a lot of book and videos of this routine.

    It is known as Shiba Shi Taiji Qigong on YouTube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Throwaway Child View Post
    I think this is a really good workout if you have 1 hour to invest in your health feeling stronger & getting you chi circulating - since being out of work & unable to work too hard

    ----------------------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDtmmk8YQvk
    here is the sticks and stones playlist ------> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...KcRRULqGiqc_4-
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