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For better balance, try Tai Chi

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Interested in growing old gracefully? Studies show that practising the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi may improve balance and stability

Interested in growing old gracefully? Studies show that practising the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi may improve balance and stability.

In a study published in April 2005 in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation researchers tracked 51 elderly participants in a community-based Tai Chi program. After 12 weeks participants had better postural control and increased spinal flexion. They also had greater range of movement, which is especially important for older individuals to help reduce their risk of falling.

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