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2009-07-06 06:45:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- After 25 years in the fitness industry teaching martial arts, T'ai Chi, personal training, and other fitness classes, Dale Buchanan, a Washington, DC native, has created an entirely new fitness system and will be teaching it to South Florida in his new studio located in Boca Raton. It's called Supreme Ultimate Fitness and is a combination of High Intensity Fitness Training and T'ai Chi. High Intensity Fitness Training uses tools such as the Russian...

2009-06-17 16:38:52

Researchers in Australia conducted a systematic review of Tai Chi studies and found it produces positive effects in those suffering from arthritis. Tai Chi is a form of exercise regularly practiced in China for general health purposes but has increasing popularity in North America and Australia. It is usually incorporated into people's daily activities and preformed in a group, but can also be practiced individually. First author Amanda Hall of The George Institute for International Health at...

2009-06-16 09:15:45

A new study by The George Institute for International Health has found Tai Chi to have positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. The results of the first comprehensive analysis of Tai Chi suggest that it produces positive effects for improving pain and disability among arthritis sufferers.The researchers are now embarking on a new trial to establish if similar benefits can be seen among people with chronic low back pain."This is the first robust evidence to support the beneficial...

2009-06-02 08:04:34

The results of a new analysis have provided good evidence to suggest that tai chi is beneficial for arthritisThe results of a new analysis have provided good evidence to suggest that Tai Chi is beneficial for arthritis. Specifically, it was shown to decrease pain with trends towards improving overall physical health, level of tension and satisfaction with health status.Musculoskeletal pain, such as that experienced by people with arthritis, places a severe burden on the patient and community...

2009-03-24 20:37:41

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher found that stroke survivors can improve their balance by practicing the Chinese martial art of tai chi. Christina Hui-Chan, who has studied and used tai chi as a way to improve balance and minimize falls among healthy elderly subjects, studied 136 subjects in Hong Kong who had suffered a stroke more than six months earlier. Participants were randomly assigned to a tai chi group or a control group that practiced breathing, stretching and other...

2009-03-23 11:33:47

Stroke can impair balance, heightening the risk of a debilitating fall. But a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher has found that stroke survivors can improve their balance by practicing the Chinese martial art of tai chi. Christina Hui-Chan, professor and head of physical therapy at UIC, has studied and used tai chi as a way to improve balance and minimize falls among healthy elderly subjects. Now she and a colleague have seen similar results in a group of stroke survivors. The study...

2008-11-11 15:00:05

Ten years ago, Maureen Taylor, a real estate agent and former nurse, started experiencing bizarre changes in her health and her body. Her hands and feet began to swell to cartoonish proportions, her facial tissue hardened to produce a ghoulish caricature of her former self. She spent two years scared and confused about these changes until she found a doctor who correctly diagnosed her disease: Scleroderma, an auto-immune disease which is grotesquely disfiguring, debilitating, which afflicts...

2008-07-17 09:01:07

Teacher sacked in connection with student death after fight in class HEFEI, July 16 (Xinhua) -- A secondary school teacher in east China's Anhui Province was fired in connection with the death of a student who had fought with a classmate in class, said the local educational authority on Wednesday. Yang Jinggui was a teacher at Wudian Secondary School in Changfeng County. At about 10:00 a.m. on June 12, two students, Chen Kang and Yang Tao, began quarrelling about seats in his class....

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2008-06-21 15:55:00

Study shows that tai chi chih promotes healthier sleep in older adults More than half of all older adults complain about having difficulties sleeping. Most don't bother seeking treatment. Those who do usually turn either to medications, which can lead to other health problems, or behavior therapies, which are costly and often not available close to home. Now, UCLA researchers report that practicing tai chi chih, the Westernized version of a 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art, promotes sleep...

2007-11-12 15:00:45

Through the Fremont Adult School, instructor Sifu May Chen offers ongoing tai chi classes for adults of all skill levels. Great Outdoor Tai Chi classes are from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. 510-790-6602. Other classes at 4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont: -Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Routine No. 24, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No class Nov. 19, 21; Dec. 24, 26 and 31. -Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan No. 42,...


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