Tai Chi reduces blood pressure

As we all know exercise is good for us. But, what about those of us who suffer with high blood pressure? Blood pressure increases with age but, any exercise can help to reduce it. You don’t have to take up running or aerobics. You can start slow, walking, swimming and Tai Chi are great low impact exercises which will build muscle tone, stimulate your heart and lugs and improve circulation, without having any hard impact on joints.

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An Intervention Study for Preventing Falls

Falls have a major impact on the overall health of seniors, and physical activity can help lower the risk of falls. In a case-control study of individuals older than 65 years of age, subjects who practiced vigorous physical activity and had no limitations to their activities of daily living (ADL) had an adjusted odds ratio of 0.6 for fall compared with that for sedentary adults. However, active adults with a limitation in ADL actually experienced an increased risk of fall compared with inactive seniors (adjusted odds ratio = 3.2). Meanwhile, mild physical activity alone had little impact on the risk of falls.

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