Tai Chi Can Teach Us Coordination

Ngebray.com,- Tai chi makes you stronger. The ancient Chinese practice is characterized by its slow, deliberate movements. A new review of research says it may help older people avoid dangerous falls.

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Falling is the primary cause of traumatic death for older adults. Researchers found that tai chi reduced the rate of falls by 43% within the first year of learning it. Compared to other interventions, Tai chi focuses on flexibility and whole-body coordination. It’s also more cost-effective for older adults, often taught in parks and at community centers.