According to Master Pixiang Qiu, a veteran tai chi instructor and director of the Chinese Wushu Research Center of Shanghai University of Sports, tai chi promotes cardiovascular health, bone mineral density, balance and flexibility.
Around 1,600 of the nation’s finest young sports stars will compete in the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games, cheered on by an estimated 35,000 spectators at what will be will be the last event to be held on the Olympic Park before the opening ceremony on 27th July.
T’ai Chi has concluded can help prevent falls in the elderly and improve their psychological health
Qigong (pronounced chee gung), is the Chinese art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate qi, the life energy.
Falls are one of the leading causes of death for old people, with over a third of over 65s and half of over 80s falling each year, leading to an estimated 14,000 people in the UK dying as a result.
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More schools are offering pupils sports such as cheerleading, yoga and boxing in PE lessons, while participation in traditional team games has declined
Training older people in martial arts could cut their chances of suffering broken bones or fractures when they fall, according to experts.