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Links of interest
Published Articles from Chris


Links of Interest

Kay D'Arcy, 79, becomes martial-arts action hero
Tai Chi Productions - Programs, articles and more by Dr. Paul Lam
     developer of Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi, Qigong, Feng Shui Institute - Programs, articles and more for
     Shibashi Style of Tai Chi/Qigong
Arthritis Foundation - Learn more about arthritis
      Arthritis Today Fitness - Fitness tips, ideas for maintaining motivation and setting goals,
     exercise demonstration videos, and great walking workouts
National Council on Aging - Offers a variety of information and articles regarding aging
Harvard Health - For health information, tips and ideas.
American Heart Association - Education and activities for a healthy lifestyle
Ace Fitness - Exercise Library and Get Fit Facts
Center for Disease Control - Prevention resource: Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults
Northridge Foundation for Neurological Research and Education - Center for Aging Research and

Just for Fun


Good Balance Requires Mental and Physical Fitness - from Harvard Health
Power Up Your Walking  - adapted from the Berkeley Wellness Letter, June, 2012
Getting Enough Sleep   from Consumer Reports on Health, April, 2012
Health on Tap    - tapping for mental health
Exercise For What Ails You   from Consumer Reports on Health, April 12, 2012
Dumbbells Can Make You Brainy - L. A. Times, Feb. 13, 2012: studies show that even moderate exercise
     can boost cognitive ability
Massage and Healing - Science News, March 10, 2012: Massage helps speed tissue repair and reduce

Published Articles and Interviews from Chris

Arthritis, Diabetes...Exercise???
Chris Netto at Global Women's Summit Conference



Handouts - General

Volume of Oxygen Percentage Consumed Related to Talk Test and
     RPE Monitors for Exertion

Elements for Creating a Personal Exercise Program
At a Glance: Exercise Tips
Tips for Effective and Safe Workouts using Resistance Bands
Protect Your Lower Back in Prone Position Exercises
Protect Your Lower Back in Supine Position Exercises
Ideal Posture
The Perfect Fit (Shoes)
Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train
Monitoring Exercise Intensity Plus Self Correcting Tips
Diabetes Fact Sheet for Health Care Professionals

Handouts - Tai Chi / Qigong

Tai Chi warm-up
Tai Chi for Arthritis set
Tai Chi for Diabetes set of forms
10 Good Things to do - Qi Gong
How Tai Chi Works to Improve Balance
At a Glance: Qualities of Tai Chi and Qigong
Discussion of Essential Principles of Tai Chi Qigong Applied
A Short Introduction for Sun Style and Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong
Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong Set 1 Postures
Key Points - Enhanced Tai Chi Practice
Tai Chi Breathing

Entry level Tai Chi Qigong class handouts

    What is Tai Chi
    What is Qigong
    All About Balance
    Tai Chi Qigong Will Teach Us
    10 Tai Chi Warm Up and Essentials


Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong set.
An Introduction to Tai Chi for Arthritis
Tai Chi for Arthritis, 12 Lessons
Tai Chi for Arthritis, Part 2, Six Lessons
Tai Chi Reduces Pain in Osteoarthritis

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