Tai Chi – Studies Show It Is A Great Way To Prevent Falls Among Seniors

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New studies show that Tai Chi beats strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors.  These studies showed a reduction of 30% in falls, when compared to other modalities.  The article, by Dennis Thompson, was published in the San Diego Union Tribune 4/9/19 edition.  The article indicated that the practice of moving in different directions promoted positive postural responses.  This resulted in the improved ability to retain balance.  The original study was published last fall in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese tradition that involves a series of graceful movements to boost health and energy.  The practice of Tai Chi can be performed by anyone.  You can learn this from martial arts studios.  In Poway, there are classes offered through Poway Adult Education.

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