CHESTERFIELD: M.E. Group members start seated Tai Chi course

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On Wednesday, March 13, Chesterfield members of the Sheffield M.E. Group attended the first session of a six-week taster course of seated Tai Chi which was held at The Central Methodist Church. The course which has been organised and run by John Wilkinson, has been adapted for people affected by ME/CFS who have mobility problems. Attendance is flexible and members are welcome to come to any one of the sessions to try out this activity.

On Wednesday, March 13, Chesterfield members of the Sheffield M.E. Group attended the first session of a six-week taster course of seated Tai Chi which was held at The Central Methodist Church. The course which has been organised and run by John Wilkinson, has been adapted for people affected by ME/CFS who have mobility problems. Attendance is flexible and members are welcome to come to any one of the sessions to try out this activity.

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise and relaxation which may produce a number of health benefits. The gentle stretching of muscles and tendons can be particularly beneficial for ME/CFS sufferers who find normal forms of exercise too demanding.

At the end of the class all the members expressed how much they had enjoyed the seated Tai Chi session and are looking forward to the next one.

The classes will take place every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm till 4pm, at the Central Methodist Church up to April 24, excluding April 17.

For further information about this class call the SMEG office on 0114 253 6700 or visit www.sheffieldMEGroup.co.uk

Next network meeting will be Wednesday, April 17, 2pm till 4pm, Chesterfield Library. Talks on wellbeing and update on benefit changes.