When it comes to low-impact, high-benefit workouts, you can't do much better than tai chi. The Chinese martial art emphasizes intentional, fluid motions for maximum mind-body benefits. And while tai chi's accessibility makes it popular among an older crowd, anyone can benefit from adding the practice to their workout routine.
"Tai chi offers physical and mental benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike," says Peter Wayne, Ph.D., author of "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi." "Many athletes practice tai chi as part of their cross-training, but the low-impact movements make it suitable for almost every fitness level." Keep reading for the unbeatable benefits of this soothing martial art.