Tai Chi Helps Seniors’ Balance and Reduces Falls

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At Natural Eye Care, we recommend stress reduction techniques as a way to promote eye health.  At the top of our list is the practice of tai chi.  Not only does tai chi help to calm the mind and the body, it has also been shown to prevent falls in older adults.

A study in the journal Alternative Therapies offers a review of several studies that describe the efficacy of a regular tai chi practice for older adults looking to improve balance and, as  result, reduce the risk of injury from falls.  Researchers concluded that tai chi does reduce fall risks but that more research is necessary to determine what kind of tai chi is most effective.  Source: Alternative Therapies

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