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A journey of a thousand steps … Qigong walks for health


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Abstract

This article discusses some of the health benefits of walking. In particular it discusses two styles of walking drawn from Chinese martial arts and health practices that have been documented to help alleviate stress and stress related illness. It also discusses the differences Situational Stress and Insipient Stress and provides simple descriptions of these Qigong based walking exercises that may be done anywhere and at any time. 

Keywords

walking, health promotion, situational stress, insipient stress, Qigong, traditional chinese medicine, self-care

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