Therapeutic Tai Chi for the Functional Fitness of Patients with Parkinson Disease November 21, 2016 - A Korean study investigated the effects of therapeutic Tai Chi (TTC) on the functional fitness status and activities of daily living (ADL) of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). The participants were clinically stable PDs in Hoehn and Yahr stage 1-2. Eleven of the patients were randomly assigned to the TTC group while the other 9 to the control group. The TTC group exercised at the clinic 2 times a week and performed home-based activity 1 time per week for 12 weeks. All the PDs were evaluated for functional fitness test and ADL screen before a

The Effects of Tai Chi on Cardiovascular Risk in Women November 21, 2016 - A recent study by Virginia Commonwealth University examined the effects of Tai Chi on bio-behavioral factors associated with cardiovascular disease risk in women. Their randomized trial, reported by American journal of health promotion in November, 2016, used a wait-list control group, pretest-posttest design. Data were collected immediately before, immediately after, and 2 months following the intervention. Women aged 35 to 50 years at increased risk for cardiovascular disease were recruited from the communities in central Virginia. The 8-week

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