Experimental Study on the Effect of Taijiquan on the Physical Function and Mental Health of College Students

Author: Meixing Gao1
1 College of Physical Education, Shihezi University, Shihezi, 832000 Xinjiang, China.
Conference/Journal: Appl Bionics Biomech
Date published: 2022 Sep 21
Other: Volume ID: 2022 , Pages: 7346946 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1155/2022/7346946. , Word Count: 290

With the continuous development of education and economy, people pay more and more attention to the improvement of comprehensive quality. College students are a special social group. Now they are not only under enormous pressure of study and employment but also pay more attention to physical function and mental health. Maintaining healthy physical fitness is one of the goals pursued by more and more college students. This paper studies the effects of Tai Chi on the physical and mental health of college students. Taijiquan is a physical education class, divided into an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group was trained three times a week, and the control group was trained once a week. Through the evaluation of college students who practice Tai Chi three times a week and college students who practice Tai Chi once a week, the conclusions are: first, there are significant differences in lung capacity, one-minute skipping rope, and sitting forward bending; second, in self-esteem on assessment, significant differences were found in visual perception threshold ability, somatization, and anxiety factors. The final results are as follows: after 8 weeks of Taijiquan practice, the effect of the experimental group and the control group on the spirometry test (P > 0.05) and the difference in sitting flexion index between male and female students were statistically significant (P < 0.05); Taijiquan was practiced with different frequencies for 8 weeks. After that, the number of skipping ropes did not increase significantly (P < 0.05). That is, different frequencies of Taijiquan practice have an impact on the physique of college students. Taijiquan exercise also has a significant impact on the visual perception threshold ability, which can effectively reduce the somatization, paranoia, anxiety, depression, and other psychological states of college students.

PMID: 36188430 PMCID: PMC9519284 DOI: 10.1155/2022/7346946