Tai Chi Improves Memory

If you’re tired of the frequently promoted boot camp type work outs and are looking for a gentler more relaxing way to stay in shape, you may want to try Tai Chi. In addition to the physical benefits of Tai Chi, a study out of the University of Florida (in conjunction with Fudan University in China) reported that Tai Chi improves memory, increases the size of the brain, and enhances mental activity (something we could all use a little more of).

Tai Chi Improves Memory

Tai Chi improves memory

RESULTS: The subjects in the control group showed brain shrinkage that was consistent with what has generally been observed among people in their 60s and 70s. The participants who practiced tai chi thrice a week, however, showed significant increases in brain volume as well as improvements in their memory and thinking test scores.

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If you are lucky enough to have fitness classes onsite at your place of work, why not put in a suggestion to add a “Tai Chi Improves Memory” class? There are sure to be people who are looking for something a little different that doesn’t include a treadmill.

You  can always borrow a Tai Chi DVD from your local library and start a group of your own.

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