Practicing tai chi reduces risk of falling in older adults

Recently, researchers compared the effects of tai chi to leg strengthening exercises (a physical therapy called "lower extremity training," or LET) in reducing falls. Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries in older adults and can lead to hospitalization, nursing home admission, and even death.


Photo: Four elderly people during a tai chi session; Copyright:

Elderly people who practiced tai chi were significantly less likely to experience an injury-causing fall, according to research; ©