Gerontology & Geriatrics

Mind-body exercises may improve cognitive function as adults age

Mind-body exercises—especially tai chi and dance mind-body exercise—are beneficial for improving global cognition, cognitive flexibility, working memory, verbal fluency, and learning in older adults. The findings come ...

Health

Better balance at every age

(HealthDay)—You probably take balance for granted, but it's a motor skill that benefits from training throughout life.

Health

Get in step with tai chi

(HealthDay)—If you're looking for a low-impact exercise that can have a big impact on your quality of life, give Tai Chi a try. This ancient Chinese practice combines slow, flowing movement with meditation and deep breathing.

Cardiology

Six-month tai chi program improves physical activity in CHD

(HealthDay)—A six-month tai chi program is safe and improves physical activity (PA), weight, and quality of life for patients with coronary heart disease who decline to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation, according to a study ...

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