Tai Chi shown to boost brain size, increase memory in Chinese seniors
Posted Oct 17 2012 12:00am
Could non-aerobic exercise help prevent Alzheimer’s and other dementia? Possibly. A recent article in The Atlantic reported on a study involving a group of seniors residing in Shanghai, China and the practice of the ancient art of tai chi as a way to prevent Alzheimer’s.
Tai chi, as described by the Mayo Clinic website,
is “… a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise
and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or
movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next
without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.”