WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Saturday was World Tai Chi Day, but instructors said the Chinese martial art form is good any day of the year.
The Greater Lafayette Tai Chi community celebrated the day by performing Tai Chi at West Lafayette's Tapawingo Park.
Instructor Kenneth Oglesby said Tai Chi was created about 500 years ago. He said now it is often used for its health benefits.
Ogelsby said western medicine is starting to look into Tai Chi and its benefits on those who have had strokes or heart attacks.
He said it's also been known to help those with diabetes and high blood pressure because it improves circulation.
Ogelsby said Tai Chi is perfect for those looking for a low impact form of exercise.
"You learn new things every week so it's not like going to the gym and repeating the same exercises over and over again," Ogelsby said. "It simulates you mentally as well."
Tai Chi Day began about a decade ago.
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