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Old 03-12-2012, 09:41 PM
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Hi,
Just wondering whether gentle exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong results in more omentum fat. Some folks claim that the increased size of the stomach after many years of Qigong/Tai Chi is due to Chi and is a Chi stomach, not a pot belly. What are your thoughts on this?

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Old 03-13-2012, 01:04 AM
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That is an interesting theory, but as a medical doctor I would say that all exercise is proven to increase the metabollic rate and assist with weight loss, not encourage the storage of fat.

As a tai chi practitioner for over forty years I have never had a problem with my weight and my regular practice keeps my abdomen toned and flat. I have high energy levels, and I feel I have an abundance of chi, but I certainly could not claim to have a "Chi belly". However should I ever grow more rotund I shall certainly be attributing it to chi, not fat!
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However should I ever grow more rotund I shall certainly be attributing it to chi, not fat!
Now THAT is a good idea.
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