If you are looking to tone your muscles, or increase the size of your muscles (hypertrophy), be sure to include protein in your diet. Protein products are found in foods such as milk, cheese, nuts, meat, and tuna. Remember to avoid hydrogenated fat products, and avoid foods containing large amounts of refined sugar.

Tai Chi and Musculoskeletal Disorders

According to a pilot study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, tai chi may improve lower-body muscular function and provide health benefits to people with rheumatoid arthritis. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view tai chi and Qi Gong are used to promote personal energy for self healing and wellbeing.