Effect of 4- and 8-wk intensive Tai Chi Training on balance control in the elderly.

@article{Tsang2004EffectO4,
  title={Effect of 4- and 8-wk intensive Tai Chi Training on balance control in the elderly.},
  author={William W. N. Tsang and Christina W. Y. Hui-Chan},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={648-57}
}
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to examine whether 4 and/or 8 wk of intensive Tai Chi practice could improve balance control in the healthy elderly subjects. METHODS Forty-nine community-dwelling elderly subjects (aged 69.1 +/- SD 5.8 yr) voluntarily participated in an intervention program of either supervised Tai Chi or general education for 1.5 h, 6x wk for 8 wk. Two balance tests were administered using computerized dynamic posturography before, at 4 and 8 wk during training, and… CONTINUE READING

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