Tai Chi Shown to Boost Brain size, Increase Memory in Chinese Seniors
…According to the article, the scientists “compared the cognitive health of tai chi practitioners to that of members of a group that received no intervention [tai chi] by administering MRIs as well as neuropsychological measures for dementia, learning capacity, and verbal fluency throughout the study period.”
In the control group, the participants who did not practice tai chi showed brain shrinkage that was consistent with what has been observed among most people in their 60s and 70s. Conversely, the participants who practiced tai chi three times per week showed significant increases
in brain volume as well as improvements in their thinking processes and memory test scores.
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