Arthritis is Not Caused By Old Age

Ray was not happy. He was not happy with the manner that the specialist spoke to him and he was not at all happy to be labelled as old. He was determined to give the doctor a piece of his mind when a thought came to him. “Hey,” he said. “Do I have any arthritis…

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Tai Chi reduces blood pressure

As we all know exercise is good for us. But, what about those of us who suffer with high blood pressure? Blood pressure increases with age but, any exercise can help to reduce it. You don’t have to take up running or aerobics. You can start slow, walking, swimming and Tai Chi are great low…

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Preventing Falls in the Elderly Include: Start Tai Chi, Cut-Back on Meds

In the first update of the American Geriatrics Society and the British Geriatric Society’s guidelines on preventing falls in older persons since 2001, they now recommend that all interventions for preventing falls should include an exercise component and that a number of new assessments should be used, including; feet and footwear, fear of falling, and…

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Tai Chi’s Effect on Heart Rate Variability Comparable to a Brisk Walk

By Richard Hyer The Asian exercise tai chi is comparable to but not quite as effective as a brisk walk for raising heart rate variability (HRV), according to a poster presented here at the American Academy of Family Physicians 2007 Annual Scientific Assembly.

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Tai Chi therapy against depression encouraging: Australian scientist

Australian scientist Liu Xin, who designed a Tai Chi exercise program to fight depression, diabetes and obesity said Wednesday that an initial trial of the program is encouraging.

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