Tai Chi = Lower Risk of Falls

A recent article appearing in UK's The Telegraph states that research suggests retirees may cut the risk of falls by a fifth by practicing Tai Chi and other exercise programs, research suggests.

A study involving Oxford University found that elderly people enrolled in fitness classes to improve their strength were far less likely to end up suffering potentially deadly injuries.

The research, which examined 108 trials, with 23,407 participants, found that classes which aim to improve balance and functional exercise cut the risk of falls by 23 per cent.

The average age of those in the study was 76 years old, with three quarters of participants female.

Exercises were mostly done while standing as this better enhances balance and the ability to do daily activities such as standing up from a low chair or climbing stairs.  

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