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.

 

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