Can I safely lose weight by Taijiquan practice?

Yes, if you have the self-discipline to set yourself a regular regimen of training at least 3 times per week, of 1 hourly sessions. and adhere to it!  NO, if you’re lazy.  Here’s a guide below: Weight loss averages about 1 to 2 pounds a week. Initially, you may experience a weight loss during the first 1 to 3 weeks of more than 1 to 2 pounds per week due to a loss of water weight. Weight loss after the first 1 to 3 weeks will occur slower as fat is burned. After three months, less energy is required to do the same actions because the body becomes efficient at the task. The trick is to switch to something you’re not accustomed or efficient at. A reasonable amount of weight that you can expect to lose would be:

  • First month: 5 – 10 pounds
  • Second month: 5 – 7 pounds
  • Third month: 5 – 8 pounds