Effects of Tai Chi and resistance training on cardiovascular risk factors in elderly Chinese subjects: a 12-month longitudinal, randomized, controlled intervention study.

@article{Thomas2005EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of Tai Chi and resistance training on cardiovascular risk factors in elderly Chinese subjects: a 12-month longitudinal, randomized, controlled intervention study.},
  author={G Neil Thomas and Athena W. L. Hong and Brian Tomlinson and Edith W C Lau and Chris K Lam and John Elsby Sanderson and Jean Woo},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={663-9}
}
BACKGROUND Tai Chi is rapidly gaining in popularity, worldwide. This study was performed to assess its impact on cardiovascular risk factors in comparison with resistance training exercises in elderly Chinese subjects. METHODS A total of 207 healthy elderly participants (65-74 years, 113/207 (55%) men) were randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups: (1) Tai Chi, three times/week for 1 h/session (n = 64); (2) resistance training exercise, three times/week for 1 h/session (n = 65… CONTINUE READING
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