National Qigong Association
The Qigong Association provides a wealth of research on the benefits of Qigong.
A randomized trial comparing Tai Chi with and without cognitive-behavioral intervention (CBI) to reduce fear of falling in community-dwelling elderly people.
“The aim of this randomized trial was to compare the effects of Tai Chi with and without CBI on a primary outcome of reducing the fear of falling, and on secondary outcomes including encouraging better social engagement, improving self-perceived personal wellbeing, and achieving better mobility among elderly people with fear of falling. One hundred and twenty-two…”
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2014 May 29
Impact of Qigong on quality of life, pain and depressive symptoms in older adults admitted to an intermediate care rehabilitation unit: a randomized controlled trial.
“METHODS: In this randomized controlled single blind study…”
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun 14;
One of my neighbors is in the hospital from a fall… This is something we don’t think about very much…
We tend to focus on gadgets (Have you seen a commercial, “Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up… Get your Medical Alert Necklace) rather than prevention.
I love easy to use exercises that support and protect us as we age. Please, like this article and think who you should share this with.
“Protocol for disseminating an evidence-based fall prevention program in community senior centers: evaluation of translatability and public health impact via a single group pre-post study.
“BACKGROUND: Falls are the leading cause of injury death in older adults and present a significant public health problem and a major burden to healthcare. Although there is sufficient evidence from randomized controlled trials to indicate that exercise can prevent falls in older people, few effective, evidence-based fall prevention programs exist in community practice…”
Implement Sci. 2014 May 26;9(1):63″