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The Tai Chi Lower Extremity Exercise: A New Practical Way to Help Older Adults in Balance Control

Falls among older adults present a significant health concern, often resulting in injuries, medical costs, and decreased quality of life. With approximately 30% of adults aged 65 and older experiencing…

Which Mind-body Exercise the Most Effective on Anxiety and Depression in Older People?

Limited research directly compares the clinical effects of different types of mind-body exercises on anxiety and depression in older adults. Therefore, some Chinese scientists conducted a systematic review and network…

Different Types of Tai Chi Exercise Show Different Effects in Alleviating Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

The body of evidence supporting the beneficial effects of Tai Chi in reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms in older adults is steadily increasing. Nonetheless, there remains a scarcity of studies…

Cognitively Enhanced Tai Chi Program for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment negatively impacts cognition and dual-task abilities. A physical-cognitive integrated treatment approach could mitigate this risk for dementia. Scientists from several institutes in Oregoncompared the effectiveness of cognitively…

Effect of Long-term Tai Chi Training on Parkinson’s Disease: a 3.5-year Follow-up Study

Tai Chi has shown beneficial effects on the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), but no study has reported the effect of long-term Tai Chi training. A Chinese…

How Tai Chi Helps the Well-being of Older People

The journal BMC geriatrics reported a new study that investigated the effects of Tai Chi exercise on subjective well-being in older people. The participants were randomly assigned to an experimental…

Holistic Frailty Prevention: The Promise of Tai Chi and Yoga

Aging is characterized by fundamental cellular and molecular hallmarks that result in physiologic decline of most body systems. This may culminate in frailty, a state of decreased reserve. Because frailty…

Acceptability and Feasibility of a Tai Chi/Qigong Intervention for Older People Living With HIV

Tai chi/qigong (TCQ) is a low impact, meditative movement with breathwork that may benefit people with HIV over 50 years old. Florida International University, New College of Florida and Arizona…

Comparing Tai Chi, Muscle Strengthening and Aerobic Exercise on Musculoskeletal Health in Elderly People

The effects of different muscle loading exercise (MLEX) modes and volume on musculoskeletal health are not well-studied in older populations. Therefore, several academic and healthcare institutions in Singapore teamed up…

Impact of Diet, Tai Chi and Other Exercises on Cognition and Brain Health in Older Adults

The ability to preserve cognitive function and protect brain structure from the effects of the aging process and neurodegenerative disease is the goal of non-pharmacologic, lifestyle interventions focused on brain…