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  • Exercises based on the Chinese martial art Tai Chi may provide a surprising answer to the high risk of falling among elderly people, reports the Journal of the American Medical Association. A study of 2,328 people over 65 shows that general exercise could reduce the risk of falling by 13 percent. But when one group of seniors learned moves based on the popular, slow-motion Kung Fu, researchers say, the risk dropped by 25 percent. Tai Chi's slow, controlled movements emphasize maintaining good balance and good muscle tone. The study says unintentional injuries are the sixth leading cause of death for the elderly in the U.S.

              Source:  HI-YAH! - TIME  http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,3779,00.html

  • Tai Chi and Qigong are rapidly becoming the world's most commonly performed exercise as it is practiced in hospitals, corporate boardrooms, schools and even in maximum security prisons in at least over 50 countries worldwide.  Why?    Please read the answers to it by Bill DouglasBill Douglas is the Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and the author of America's #1 most popular Tai Chi book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi & Qigong.                                                                                
             Source: Tai Chi & Qigong Sweep the Information Age   http://www.worldtaichiday.org/corporate_stress_tai_chi_qigong/tai_chi_qigong_information_age.html