Tai chi improves balance in elders

Tai chi practice can help older adults maintain their balance, according to a study from a US author . Limits of stability, defined as the ability to maintain the centre of gravity within the boundary of the base of support, is a critically important balance factor for older adults in performing their activities of daily living. A single-group design was used in which 145 community-dwelling older adults were enrolled in tai chi classes, participating twice weekly for 48 weeks. At 48 weeks, a significant improvement over time was observed in participants’ limits of stability. These improvements were correlated with improved performance scores in the ‘timed up and go’ and ‘50-foot walk’ tests.

The effects of Tai Ji Quan training on limits of stability in older adults. Clin Interv Aging. 2014 Aug 4;9:1261-8.

 

Upcoming Events

30 days unlimited classes for £45!
Sign up for unlimited drop-in classes from yoga to pilates to ballet.... ... read more
Iyengar® Yoga: Relieving Stress and Keeping Nerves Free from Turbulence, Sat 23 Mar
Join Cathy Rogers Evans for Iyengar® Yoga based workshop focusing on quietening the brain and cooling the nerves... ... read more
Intelligent Yoga with Pete Blackaby, Sat 30 Mar
Pete Blackaby returns to BNHC with his next workshop where he will clarify some of the principles that make a modern practice of yoga safe and effective without reducing it to meaninglessness. ... read more
Movement, Mantra & Pranayama, Sat 6 April
This workshop will explore the body, mind and breath, with a little movement of the body. The main focus of this workshop will be  will be on introducing or developing mantra / chanting and pranayama into your yoga practice to discover and ... read more
FREE TALK: Pesticides - time to end the cycle of poison, Tues 23 April, 6.30pm
Nick Mole visits to give a talk talk about pesticides and what you can do in Brighton and Hove to help end their use. ... read more

HOME | INFO | CLASSES | WORKSHOPS | TIMETABLE | COMMUNITY | NEWS | PRIVACY | TERMS & CONDITIONS

©2009  Brighton Natural Health Centre 27 Regent Street Brighton BN1 1UL - tel 01273 600010 - email info@bnhc.co.uk - Registered Charity No: 290122