Study: Tai Chi Seen to Boost Immune System Response in Older Adults

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

A study was carried out in 2007 to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi on resting and vaccine-stimulated levels of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to varicella zoster virus (VZV), and on health functioning in older adults. read more

Study: Tai Chi May Benefit People with Heart Failure

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

Tai chi exercise may improve quality of life, mood, and exercise self-efficacy (belief in one’s own abilities) in people with chronic heart failure, according to a 2011 study funded in part by NCCAM.

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Study: Tai Chi Exercises Improve Type 2 Diabetes Control

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

Regular Tai Chi Chuan exercise improves T cell helper function of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with an increase in T-bet transcription factor and IL-12 production.
Tai Chi exercises can improve the control of type 2 diabetes, suggests a small study. The research team assessed the impact of a 12 week programme of Tai Chi exercises on the T helper cell activity of 30 patients with type 2 diabetes and 30 healthy people of the same age. read more

Senior Australians Could Definitely Benefit from Activities such as Tai Chi

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

A study recently published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport found that almost one-third of Australians aged over 65 engage in no leisure time physical activity at all. Furthermore, the researchers found that while a lot of Seniors engage in walking and similar aerobic activities, which are beneficial to heart health, very few (less than 3%) were doing enough to improve strength, coordination and balance. read more

Article - The Heat is On

Tara Brayshaw - Friday, June 03, 2016

This is a fantastic article by Michelle Bridges – Author and Biggest Loser trainer published in The Sunday Age Magazine, June 26 2011. It talks all about the reason why it's so important for us to warm up before exercise. read more

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