Tai chi improves the quality of life in elderly males


A study suggests that tai chi can improve the quality of life of older men. The study, which was published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, looked at the effect of tai chi on the quality of life of elderly men.

  • Physical activity has been shown to improve the mental and physical health of the elderly.
  • A team of researchers from Iran, Norway, and the U.K. carried out a randomized controlled clinical trial on 132 older men in an urban area in Iran.
  • For the study, the research team randomly divided the participants into a treatment group and a control group. Participants in the treatment group participated in tai chi exercises for eight weeks.
  • The research team assessed the quality of life of the participants using a questionnaire before and after the intervention period.
  • Based on the results, the mean scores of quality of life in various areas showed a statistically significant difference between the treatment and control groups.
  • These findings showed that an eight-week tai chi treatment as mild exercise is safe for older men and has a positive effect on their quality of life.

The research team concluded that tai chi, as a mild exercise, is a safe and effective way to improve the quality of life of older men.

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Journal Reference:

Tajik A, Rejeh N, Heravi-Karimooi M, Samady Kia P, Tadrisi SD, Watts TE, Griffiths P, Vaismoradi M. THE EFFECT OF TAI CHI ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN MALE OLDER PEOPLE: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. November 2018; 33: 191-196. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.10.009



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