Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Posted in In The Field, News Reports

(The Huffington Post) – … According to a 2013 study by Robert Youmans of George Mason University and Jared Ramsberg, …the side-effect-free way to get better grades is to meditate. Testing a random grouping of students, they found that students who meditated before a lecture scored

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Health Benefits, Tai Chi Linked

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New research from Tufts finds the ancient practice of tai chi may actually help improve health. Boston.

Using 47 studies on tai chi in English and Chinese medical journals, Tufts’ Dr. Chenchen Wang – a physician at Tufts-New England Medical Center – analyzed the effect

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Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports

Posted in Clinical Studies, News Reports

(NIH, National Institute on Aging) – Tai Chi alone was found to increase participants’ immunity to varicella as much as the vaccine typically produces in 30- to 40-year-old adults, and Tai Chi combined with the vaccine produced a significantly higher level of immunity, about a 40 percent increase, over that produced by the vaccine alone. The study further showed that the Tai Chi group’s rate of increase in immunity over the course of the 25-week study was double that of the health education (control) group. The Tai Chi and health education groups’ VZV immunity had been similar when the study began.

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Strength, balance exercises may prevent sports injury

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(Reuters Health) – Strength training and balance exercises are more likely to help prevent sports injuries than stretching, a new look at the evidence suggests.

Overall, researchers analyzed close to 3,500 injuries.

Lauersen and his colleagues found three studies that looked at stretching programs…

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A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

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(The New York Times) – The graceful, dancelike progression of meditative poses called tai chi originated in ancient China as a martial art, but the exercise is best known in modern times as a route to reduced stress and enhanced health. After reviewing existing scientific evidence for its potential

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Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress

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(Mayo Clinic) – Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance.

Read more at:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087…

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Tai chi: getting there more slowly, but gracefully and intact

Posted in News Reports, Senior Living

(Reuters) – For modern, harried lifestyles focused on getting and spending, fitness experts say tai chi, the ancient Chinese slow-moving exercise, can be an ideal way for anyone to stay fit.

Read more at
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/17/us-fitness-taichi-idUSBRE95G03E20130617…

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