Tai Chi May Improve Physical Function, Reduce Falls
About the Study
- Tai chi participants had two-thirds fewer falls than the strength and range of movement exercise group.
- Both exercise groups had better aerobic endurance over time, while the standard care group did not.
How Does This Affect You?
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