Can Tai Chi stop frailty?

We consider it acceptable becoming frail as we get older. Frailty is associated with a lower quality of life and a higher risk of falls leading to hospitalisation and institutionalisation.

But is this preventable or even reversible?

Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has recently published the results of their research on frailty in populations across the globe. It is possible that interventions such as muscle strength training and protein supplementation may help prevent or delay the progression of frailty.

Medical Express: Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging

Previous research studies have shown that Tai Chi can improve the health status of frail participants.

Oxford Academic: Tai Chi and Perceived Health Status in Older Adults Who Are Transitionally Frail: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Why not consider Tai Chi and Qigong as part of your lifetime exercise routine to help combat the onset of frailty? The benefits of doing Tai Chi and Qigong include improved balance, mobility, flexibility and strength. These gentle exercises can also boost your stamina and overall wellbeing.

Posted on Facebook: 9 August 2019