TITLE

Eastern Exercise Meets Western Needs

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jan2004, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses research on how Tai Chi, a martial arts form of exercise, influences immune cell function in older men and women to reduce the risk for shingles. Other health benefits; Information on how the exercise is performed.
ACCESSION #
12257155

 

Related Articles

  • Tai Chi May Help Older Adults Improve Propioception. Archer, Shirley // IDEA Fitness Journal;May2010, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p65 

    The article reports on the results of a study on the impact of tai chi on the balance improvement of older adults, published in a 2010 issue of the journal "Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."

  • Aging better by moving smarter. McConnell, Carolyn // YES! Magazine;Fall2005, Issue 35, p24 

    This article presents forms of exercise that work with, not against, the natural changes in the aging body. The common thread among these practices is moving with focused attention, which may be why they offer mental as well as physical benefits. The best-studied form of exercise for elders is...

  • Steady as You Go.  // American Fitness;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p68 

    Discusses a research on the impact of tai-chi exercise on older people. Reference to a study by Christina W. Y. Hui-Chan et al., published in the April 2004 issue of the journal "Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise"; Findings.

  • Frail Elders' Views of Tai Chi. Kuei-Min Chen; Wen-Ting Chen; Jing-Ji Wang; Min-Feng Huang // Journal of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association);Mar2005, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p11 

    The beneficial effects of Tai Chi on an elder's well-being have been well documented; however, not many frail elders practice it. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the perspectives frail elders have about Tai Chi, including its movements, practice frequency and duration, and...

  • Ezy Tai Chi: a simpler practice for seniors. Fisher, K. John; Fuzhong Li; Shirai, Machiko // Journal on Active Aging;May/Jun2004, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p18 

    Provides an overview of Ezy Tai Chi, an 8-form tai chi recommended for older adults. Elements of tai chi that are integral to promoting harmony between body and mind; Characteristics of Ezy Tai Chi which are likely to encourage learners in practicing the movements and enhance their commitment...

  • fight fat after 40! Murphy, Matt // Prevention;Aug2007, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p144 

    The article provides information about reducing weight gain after the age of forty. Several workout routines are presented and include photographs and descriptions of the exercises. Specific suggestions, including boosting metabolism with a strength circuit, treading water to reduce fat, and...

  • EFFECTS OF TAI CHI ON CHANGES IN CONCENTRATION OF MARKERS OF BONE TURNOVER IN ELDERLY MEN. Sufinowicz, Monika; Śleboda, Renata; Nowak, Alicja; Maciaszek, Janusz; Osiński, Wiesław; Stemplewski, Rafałl;; Szeklicki, Robert; Salamon, Artur // Studies in Physical Culture & Tourism;2006 Supplement, Vol. 13, p89 

    This article focuses on a study which explored the effect of Tai Chi exercises on changes in concentration of selected markers of bone turnover in elderly men. It presents a review of previous literature on bone mass in elderly men. It also offers an overview of the study population and...

  • Tai Chi to Improve Sleep in Older Patients. Wellbery, Caroline // American Family Physician;3/15/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p1203 

    Discusses research being done on the significance of tai chi in improving sleep in older patients. Reference to a study by F. Li and colleagues published in the June 2004 issue of "Journal of American Geriatrics Society"; Health-related issues associated with poor sleep among the elderly;...

  • Tai Chi, water classes options for patients with osteoarthritis.  // Geriatrics;Jun2007, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p12 

    The article offers information on the results of a study regarding the benefits of hydrotherapy and tai chi among older patients with chronic knee or hip osteoarthritis. It says that patients who are utilizing hydrotherapy showed improvements on pain and physical ability scores. It states that...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics