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MARQUETTE – Michigan State University Extension offers Tai Chi for Diabetes, a tai chi set specially designed by Dr. Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master.

It will be offered every Monday from March 14 until May 9 at 2 p.m. ET via Zoom.

Lam led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program with special features that facilitate learning and are designed to prevent and improve diabetes control. The program will help minimize the risk of diabetes complications by improving heart/lung function, muscle strength, flexibility, balance and reducing stress.

The Tai Chi for Diabetes program is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi and incorporates basic/advanced movements, warm-up, relaxation and Qigong breathing exercises. For people with or without diabetes, Tai Chi for Diabetes is a great way to start a journey to better health.

This online series is led by a Certified Diabetes Tai Chi Instructor and is free to all participants. Participants will need to register and the number of places is limited. To register, go to:

Participants will need video and audio capabilities on their computer/laptop/tablet.

If you have questions or need help registering, call or email Anita Carter at [email protected] or 906-663-1622.

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