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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.”

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