2. Tai Chi
This form of Chinese exercise makes use of slow, smooth movements of the body to relax both the mind and the body. In 2009, researchers from the University of Florida studied 62 Korean women who had one of two groups – a control group and a group of exercises that began regular Tai Chi practice.
Those who completed tai chi sessions showed a significant improvement in blood glucose control. Increased vitality, energy and mental health were also recorded.