Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 3&4,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effect of “Tai Chi” quan exercise on oxidative stress and immunity function in old people


AiJun Niu 1*, Dinghai Yu 2, Ying Zhao 3, Ru Wang 4, Guang Yang 3

Recieved Date: 2013-05-16, Accepted Date: 2013-10-22


“Tai Chi” shows promise for improving many health outcomes and are recommended for dissemination to older adults. A “Tai Chi” practice was tested in some old people. Results showed that plasma lipid levels were reduced in these old practicers. With a 6-month-exercise, significant improvements in oxidative injury was found for participants (P <0.01). Immunity function was also markedly (P <0.01) improved. It can be concluded that “Tai Chi” quan exercise is useful for older adults and causes favorable quality of life benefits.


“Tai Chi”, qigong, old people, antioxidant and immunity

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 410-412

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