Recent research from Griffith University has found that the ancient Chinese martial art known as Tai Chi has many health benefits.
So, residents of property in Darwin should count themselves lucky to have access to this gentle form of exercise right at their fingertips.
Free classes are held every Saturday from 7 a.m. at the waterfront. Head down and improve your mental and physical health.
According to the study, regular attendance of Tai Chi improves people's ability to cope with chronic conditions, including obesity as well as high blood pressure and other disease-related risk factors.
The research participants included Gold Coasters aged between 35 and 80 and after a year of the programme, researchers found a marked reduction in obesity in many of the 600 participants and higher scores on the quality of life register.
This indicates those who practice low-intense exercise benefit from improved physical and mental health.
Researchers found the exercise is also good for community spirit and some participants said they looked forward to the activity every week.
Improved health and wellbeing is one of many great lifestyle benefits of living in real estate in Darwin.