Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

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

“Baduanjin” healthy Qigong exercise reducing oxidative damage and bone loss in aged postmenopausal women


AiJun Niu 1, Dinghai Yu 2*, Ying Zhao 3, Ru Wang 4, Guang Yang 5

Recieved Date: 2013-05-30, Accepted Date: 2013-10-24


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of “Baduanjin” healthy Qigong exercise on physiological index in aged postmenopausal women. After 8 months of exercise, significant increase in serum antioxidant enzymes activities was observed in aged postmenopausal women compared to the initial stage of exercise (0 month). “Baduanjin” healthy Qigong exercise significantly enhanced serum estrogen level and decreased FSH and LH levels. In addition, “Baduanjin” healthy Qigong exercise significantly decreased serum BGP, ALP and Ca in aged postmenopausal women. It can be concluded that “Baduanjin” healthy Qigong exercise was effective in decreasing oxidative stress and bone loss in aged postmenopausal women.


Postmenopausal women, “Baduanjin” healthy Qigong, estrogen

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 519-521

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