The effects of aerobic exercise and T'ai Chi on blood pressure in older people: results of a randomized trial.

@article{Young1999TheEO,
  title={The effects of aerobic exercise and T'ai Chi on blood pressure in older people: results of a randomized trial.},
  author={Deborah Rohm Young and Lawrence J. Appel and Sun Ha Jee and Elizabeth R Miller},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          277-84
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects on blood pressure of a 12-week moderate-intensity aerobic exercise program and a T'ai Chi program of light activity. DESIGN A randomized clinical trial. SETTING A suburban clinic in the Baltimore, MD, area. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two sedentary older adults (45% black, 79% women, aged > or = 60 years) with systolic blood pressure 130-159 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure < 95 mm Hg (not on antihypertensive medication). INTERVENTION Participants were… CONTINUE READING
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