In the past 20 years, Tai Chi Chu’an (tai chi) has been found to be effective in improving balance, reducing falls and fear of falling for older adults….

This review, spanning 2 decades, suggests that tai chi has impacted the health and health behaviors of many older adults. Going forward, informing novel balance and mobility rehabilitation by uncovering mechanisms of tai chi’s effects definitively may be the most important area of discovery in this field.”

Hackney, M. E., and S. L. Wolf. “Impact of Tai Chi Chu’an Practice on Balance and Mobility in Older Adults: An Integrative Review of 20 Years of Research.” J Geriatr Phys Ther 37.3 (2014): 127-35. Pub Med. Web.

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