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. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital evaluated exercise capacity, quality of life, physical activity, and mood in 100 people with chronic heart failure. The researchers found that the participants in the tai chi group had ...  read more

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. T cells ...  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. The big issue is to find out why. Lead author of the ...  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. "Warming up before exercising will prepare your entire body for the physical task ahead, say Michelle Bridges. I love watching people warm up before a fun run. It’s like a weird dance routine: jumps, knee raises, running on the spot, ...  read more

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