Tai Chi Boosts Immunity, Improves Physical Health in Seniors

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind conducted in the United States, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have shown that behavioral interventions and integrative exercise programs such as tai chi can have a direct, positive effect on the immune system in older adults.

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Tai Chi strengthens your breathing

1) When you first start doing Tai Chi your breathing tends to be quite shallow and the regulation of the breath allows it to deepen naturally. However, once you have been doing the Tai Chi form for approximately a year, your breathing will have slowed markedly. By so doing it requires you to perform the…

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Tai chi: physiological characteristics and beneficial effects on health

Objectives – To assess the characteristic effects of Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) exercise on metabolism and cardiorespiratory response, and to measure its effect on cardiorespiratory function, mental control, immune capacity, and the prevention of falls in elderly people.

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The Effect of Tai Chi on Health Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Conditions 2

Numerous studies have evaluated the effects of Tai Chi on cardiovascular and respiratory function. Since 1993, three observational studies and 2 NRSs were conducted by Taiwan groups to evaluate the cardiovascular effect of regular Tai Chi practice. Two cohort studies of 90 and 84 subjects with 6.3 and 6.7 years’ experience of Tai Chi, respectively,…

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Effect of tai chi exercise on proprioception of ankle and knee joints in old people

Objectives: To assess if tai chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, could improve proprioception in old people and if the effects of tai chi on proprioception are more evident than other exercise forms in the elderly.

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