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Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ): qualitative analysis of a clinical trial in older adults with dementia.

July 16, 2014

Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ): qualitative analysis of a clinical trial in older adults with dementia. Aging Ment Health. 2014 Jul 14;:1-10 Authors: Wu E, Barnes DE, Ackerman SL, Lee J, Chesney M, Mehling WE Abstract Objectives: Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ) is a novel, integrative exercise program for individuals with […]

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Tai chi improves oxidative stress response and DNA damage/repair in young sedentary females.

July 13, 2014

Related Articles Tai chi improves oxidative stress response and DNA damage/repair in young sedentary females. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jun;26(6):825-9 Authors: Huang XY, Eungpinichpong W, Silsirivanit A, Nakmareong S, Wu XH Abstract [Purpose] This study was to examine the effects of 12 weeks of Tai Chi (TC) exercise on antioxidant capacity, and DNA damage/repair […]

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Effects of Tai Chi on a Functional Arm Reaching Task in Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study.

July 12, 2014

Related Articles Effects of Tai Chi on a Functional Arm Reaching Task in Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Aging Phys Act. 2014 Jul 8; Authors: Varghese R, Hui-Chan CW, Bhatt T Abstract This study quantified the effect of aging and the long-term practice of Tai Chi on upper limb movement control, indicated by performance-outcome […]

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Tai Chi Intervention Improves Dynamic Postural Control During Gait Initiation in Older Adults: A Pilot Study.

July 12, 2014

Related Articles Tai Chi Intervention Improves Dynamic Postural Control During Gait Initiation in Older Adults: A Pilot Study. J Appl Biomech. 2014 Jul 9; Authors: Vallabhajosula S, Roberts BL, Hass CJ Abstract Tai Chi intervention has been shown to be beneficial for balance improvement. The current study examined the effectiveness of Tai Chi to improve […]

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Study About the Effects of Different Fitness Sports on Cognitive Function and Emotion of the Aged.

July 6, 2014

Study About the Effects of Different Fitness Sports on Cognitive Function and Emotion of the Aged. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014 Jul 5; Authors: Zhang X, Ni X, Chen P Abstract The aim of the study was to explore the effects of different fitness sports on cognitive function and emotion of the aged people. A total […]

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The effects of mind-body therapies on the immune system: meta-analysis.

July 6, 2014

Related Articles The effects of mind-body therapies on the immune system: meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e100903 Authors: Morgan N, Irwin MR, Chung M, Wang C Abstract IMPORTANCE: Psychological and health-restorative benefits of mind-body therapies have been investigated, but their impact on the immune system remain less defined. OBJECTIVE: To conduct the first comprehensive review of available […]

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Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice.

July 5, 2014

Related Articles Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Jul;23(3):487-534 Authors: Simkin DR, Black NB Abstract This article describes the various forms of meditation and provides an overview of research using these techniques for children, adolescents, and their families. The most researched techniques in children and adolescents are mindfulness-based […]

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Qigong practice allows nurse to balance all aspects of life.

June 28, 2014

Related Articles Qigong practice allows nurse to balance all aspects of life. ONS Connect. 2014 Jun;29(2):25 Authors: Lindberg D PMID: 24961038 [PubMed - in process] Powered by WPeMatico

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A randomized trial comparing Tai Chi with and without cognitive-behavioral intervention (CBI) to reduce fear of falling in community-dwelling elderly people.

June 25, 2014

Related Articles A randomized trial comparing Tai Chi with and without cognitive-behavioral intervention (CBI) to reduce fear of falling in community-dwelling elderly people. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2014 May 29; Authors: Liu YW, Tsui CM Abstract The aim of this randomized trial was to compare the effects of Tai Chi with and without CBI on a […]

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Underlying mechanisms of Tai-Chi-Chuan training for improving balance ability in the elders.

June 23, 2014

Related Articles Underlying mechanisms of Tai-Chi-Chuan training for improving balance ability in the elders. Chin J Integr Med. 2014 Jun;20(6):409-15 Authors: Guo LY, Yang CP, You YL, Chen SK, Yang CH, Hou YY, Wu WL Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare balance ability between elderly individuals who practiced Tai-Chi-Chuan (TCC) for average 9.64 years and elderly individuals […]

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Taichi exercise for self-rated sleep quality in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

June 20, 2014

Related Articles Taichi exercise for self-rated sleep quality in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014 May 28; Authors: Du S, Dong J, Zhang H, Jin S, Xu G, Liu Z, Chen L, Yin H, Sun Z Abstract OBJECTIVES: Self-reported sleep disorders are common in older adults, resulting in serious […]

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The Effects of CoCl2 on HIF-1α Protein under Experimental Conditions of Autoprogressive Hypoxia Using Mouse Models.

June 20, 2014

The Effects of CoCl2 on HIF-1α Protein under Experimental Conditions of Autoprogressive Hypoxia Using Mouse Models. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15(6):10999-11012 Authors: Zhang YB, Wang X, Meister EA, Gong KR, Yan SC, Lu GW, Ji XM, Shao G Abstract It is well known that cobalt chloride (CoCl2) can enhance the stability of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α. […]

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Protocol: The Effect of 12 Weeks of Tai Chi Practice on Anxiety in Healthy but Stressed People Compared to Exercise and Wait-list Comparison Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

June 16, 2014

Protocol: The Effect of 12 Weeks of Tai Chi Practice on Anxiety in Healthy but Stressed People Compared to Exercise and Wait-list Comparison Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2014 Jun;7(3):159-165 Authors: Zheng S, Lal S, Meier P, Sibbritt D, Zaslawski C Abstract Stress is a major problem in today’s fast-paced society […]

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Impact of Qigong on quality of life, pain and depressive symptoms in older adults admitted to an intermediate care rehabilitation unit: a randomized controlled trial.

June 15, 2014

Impact of Qigong on quality of life, pain and depressive symptoms in older adults admitted to an intermediate care rehabilitation unit: a randomized controlled trial. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun 14; Authors: Martínez N, Martorell C, Espinosa L, Marasigan V, Domènech S, Inzitari M Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Qigong has been used as a […]

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Efficacy and Safety of Tai Chi for Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

June 14, 2014

Efficacy and Safety of Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e99377 Authors: Ni X, Liu S, Lu F, Shi X, Guo X Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In Parkinson’s disease (PD), wearing off and side effects of long-term medication and complications pose challenges for neurologists. Although […]

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