Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published June 19 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. read more
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
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.read more
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
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