Tai Chi increases brain size, benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly:
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It turns out what my Pappy has preached for decades is true:
"Epidemiologic studies have shown repeatedly that individuals who engage in more physical exercise or are more socially active have a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Mortimer said. "The current findings suggest that this may be a result of growth and preservation of critical regions of the brain affected by this illness." (ScienceDaily. [June 19, 2012]. LINK)We now have brain industries to tell us how this all works. Keeping the brain volume up is dynamic for us older, and getting older, folks. The study in this article sought to find the result in using Tai Chi with weekly conversations for brain health in older Chinese folks. It was a success.
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