Modified stationary Tai Chi for older adults and individuals with physical disabilities

Shihui CHEN, Yong Tai WANG, John LIU

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Abstract

Tai Chi is a martial art combining martial art movements with Qi (vital energy), circulation, breathing, and meditation techniques. According to Teague and MacNeil (1992), when people reach senior age, their functional abilities decline and deteriorate, and different diseases, such as arthritis, decreased bone density, loss of flexibility and sense of balance, and muscle atrophy, can make the body weaker and less flexible. Copyright © 2006 Challenge Publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
JournalPalaestra
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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Martial Arts
Qi
Meditation
Aptitude
Muscular Atrophy
Bone Density
Arthritis
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Citation

Chen, S., Wang, Y. T., & Liu J. (2006). Modified stationary Tai Chi for older adults and individuals with physical disabilities. Palaestra, 22(4), 37-43.

Keywords

  • Older people
  • Chinese medicine
  • Exercise
  • Martial arts