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Standing Firm Fitness - Chris Netto



Links of interest
Tai Chi Handouts
Published Articles from Chris
General Handouts


Links of Interest

Relating to Current COVID-19 Virus issues
World Tai Chi day research on Tai Chi and Qigong and health issues

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 Foundation: Healthy Living - Click on the "physical activity" filter on the left menu bar. -- Fitness tips, ideas for maintaining motivation and setting goals, exercise demonstration videos, and great walking workouts
National Institutes of Health - Information, research, affiliated groups
National Council on Aging - Offers a variety of information and articles regarding aging
American Heart Association - Education and activities for a healthy lifestyle
Center for Disease Control - Prevention resource: Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults

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Just for Fun

Handouts - Tai Chi / Qigong

7 Amazing Reasons to Start Doing Tai Chi Today
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
List of Tai Chi 18 Postures set 1 and Benefits
Ideal Posture

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Entry level Tai Chi Qigong class handouts

What is Tai Chi
What is Qigong
10 Tai Chi Warm Up and Essentials
Key Points - Enhanced Tai Chi Practice
Tai Chi Breathing


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
Exercise For What Ails You   from Consumer Reports on Health, April 12, 2012

Published Articles and Interviews from Chris

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

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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
The Perfect Fit (Shoes)
Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train
Monitoring Exercise Intensity Plus Self Correcting Tips
Diabetes Fact Sheet for Health Care Professionals

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One of Chris's former Pierce College students still keeps moving for health! (may not work with ad blockers)
Chris's Tai Chi warmup routine.
Dr. Paul Lam - Anyone can learn Tai Chi
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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I woke up,
I lifted my arms,
I moved my knees,
I turned my neck....
Everything made the same noise
Cat Stretching
... I came to a conclusion: I am not old,
I am crispy!!!

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