What should I be doing?
Ideally, you should look to vary the activities you do as there are different benefits connected to different forms of exercise.
Improving balance and co-ordination
Tai Chi and Yoga combine varied elements of exercise including aerobic, strength training, core stability, flexibility and balance which can help improve limberness, faster reflex reaction times in the muscles, lower-body strength, stance stability and suppleness in the knee joints.
People practising these activities have also experienced better quality of sleep, memory recall, self-esteem and increased energy levels.
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