Pilot study comparing physical and psychological responses in medical qigong and walking.

  title={Pilot study comparing physical and psychological responses in medical qigong and walking.},
  author={Victoria Kjos and Jennifer L Etnier},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  volume={14 3},
  • Victoria KjosJ. Etnier
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine, Education
  • Journal of aging and physical activity
Identifying alternative exercise modalities in an effort to stimulate and promote participation in physical activity, especially among older adults, is a critical health consideration. The purpose of this study was to compare physiological and psychological responses to medical qigong with self-paced brisk walking. Older women (55-79 years) performed 22 min of either qigong or walking on two separate days. During exercise performance, heart rate and ratings of perceived exertion were assessed… 

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