[Effects of tai chi on health-related quality of life in the elderly.]

Author: Romero Zurita A.
Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte, Grupo de Investigación Actividad Física, Deporte y Ergonomía, Junta de Andalucía, España.
Conference/Journal: Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol.
Date published: 2010 Feb 16
Other: Special Notes: [Article in Spanish] , Word Count: 78

Thai Chi is increasingly used in the field of medicine and rehabilitation as an alternative therapy. The results of this review show that older persons obtain physical and psychological benefits from this activity. These benefits are reflected in improved physical functions, reduced fear and fewer falls, which also reduce levels of depression. Furthermore, symptoms are considerably reduced in distinct groups with various diseases, thus improving health-related quality of life. Copyright © 2009 SEGG. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.