Helth tip of the week

Pursue yoga and tai chi: These gentle mind-body practices combine five important types of exercise — aerobic, strength training, core stability, flexibility and balance. Research suggests they help reduce blood pressure, reduce stress and improve mood and sleep.

Health tips are provided by the Kenai Public Health Center, open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 335-3400 for more information.

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