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Tai chi: physiological characteristics and beneficial effects on health

Tai chi: physiological characteristics and beneficial effects on health

J X Li1, Y Hong1, K M Chan2

 

1 Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

A randomized, prospective study of the effects of Tai Chi Chun exercise on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Comparison of muscle torque, balance, and confidence in older tai chi and healthy adults.

Effects of exercise on joint sense and balance in elderly men: Tai Chi versus golf.

Tai Chi and fall reductions in older adults: a randomized controlled trial.

Improvement in balance, strength, and flexibility after 12 weeks of Tai chi exercise in ethnic Chinese adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors

Tai Chi for posture and back pain

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that has recently been gaining popularity as a way to relieve and/or manage back pain and neck pain. It is often easy to associate Tai Chi with groups of people in parks or gyms moving slowly and deliberately in synchronization. These people are using the same Tai Chi principles and movements created in ancient China and still practiced all around the world as a healing exercise.

Tai Chi may aid in arthritis treatment

By Pat Carney

CNN Headline News

(CNN) -- When it comes to working out, no exercise regimen is "one size fits all," but one particular martial art form comes pretty close.

According to a review article in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the ancient martial art of Tai Chi not only improves strength, balance and flexibility in older people, but it also has positive effects on chronic health conditions like multiple sclerosis and joint problems.

Falls In Older People

J R Soc Med. 2001 April; 94(4): 202. PMCID: PMC1281399

The Role of Tai Chi Exercise in Promoting Health Benefits for Older Persons

Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Oregon Research Institute


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