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Live Whole Health #86: Tai Chi and physical movement

Physical activity, whether done sitting or standing, uses your energy to move the large muscles in your body. Different activities produce different benefits: increasing strength, flexibility, endurance or mobility. But the benefits aren't only physical. Movement can help energize us while also helping to reduce stress, too.

By |August 30th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|3 Comments

Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #3 – Tai Chi

Staying active during this time is very important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Some activities increase your stamina, while others improve your strength, flexibility, or balance. Tai Chi is one of those exercises.

By |April 8th, 2020|#LiveWholeHealth, Health|25 Comments

Milwaukee and Madison VA team up for tai chi seminar, promote healing, mental clarity

Milwaukee VA, Madison VA, other community partners, team up for three-day tai chi seminar to promote healing and mental clarity.

By |June 19th, 2019|Adaptive Sports, Health, VA Medical Centers|Comments Off on Milwaukee and Madison VA team up for tai chi seminar, promote healing, mental clarity

Alternative therapy: Veterans find relief through tai chi

In an effort to decrease drug dependency, VA is actively exploring alternative forms of therapy to help Veterans ease pain and trauma. Most VA hospitals today offer some form of alternative treatment, such as yoga, mindfulness and art therapy. Recently, VA awarded a grant to a medical anthropologist at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, to expand his Tai Chi therapy program designed for patients [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|VA Careers|5 Comments

Veteran moms-to-be in Michigan learn about cooking healthy meals

Battle Creek VA offers program for new or expectant mothers to learn about cooking healthier and socializing with other expectant Veterans.

By |November 15th, 2021|Health|Comments Off on Veteran moms-to-be in Michigan learn about cooking healthy meals

Chats with the Chief: Dr. Eric Schoomaker, VHA’s Whole Health Advisor on Why VA wants to know what matters to you

In this week’s episode of Chats with the Chief, VHA Chief of Staff Jon Jensen talks “Whole Health” as the comprehensive approach to wellbeing with retired Army Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD, VHA’s Whole Health advisor.

By |October 27th, 2021|Health|7 Comments
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