Older Folks Doing Tai Chi Less Likely to Fall

longknife

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Makes a lot of sense. Learn deep breathing and balance should keep us upright – at least as long as we stay sober.

There has been some evidence in past research that shows tai chi can help reduce falls.

A 2012 study from the Oregon Research Institute found that tai chi was the best exercise in treating balance issues in adults with Parkinson's disease.

And a 2012 review of 159 trials found that the martial art was the most successful exercise in reducing the risk of falling.

Additionally, a 2014 review also found that tai chi reduced the fear of falling in adults living in retirement communities.

More @ Older adults who do tai chi are MUCH less likely to suffer dangerous falls, study finds | Daily Mail Online
 

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Tai Chi is GREAT. It is the opposite of exercise, in that at the end of a Tai Chi session (12-14 minutes), you feel invigorated, rather than fatigued.

There is no question that doing Tai Chi regularly improves balance and movement. No question. Especially when done in the morning.

I am 69 years old and in good health, and I would recommend it to all senior citizens. And the good thing is that you can do Tai Chi at any level. I cannot perform all of the moves perfectly, but I do what I can and it really helps my physical wellbeing.
 

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