Taijiquan and Health

Here is a small list of links to articles and publications about the many health benefits of Taijiquan.

Evidence links Tai Chi to longer life
http://www.examiner.com/article/evidence-links-tai-chi-to-longer-life
07-19-2013
Study on the associations of regular exercise and specifically participation in Tai Chi, walking, and jogging with total and cause-specific mortality.

Tai Chi and weight loss
http://www.examiner.com/article/tai-chi-and-weight-loss
07-16-2011
Bill Douglas, the Founder of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, advocates that Tai Chi is a great adjunct to a healthy diet program for weight loss.

A comprehensive review of health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085832/
07-01-2011
Evaluation of the current evidence concerning health benefits for both Qigong and Tai Chi.

A review focused on the psychological effectiveness of Tai Chi on different populations
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2012/678107/
05-16-2011
Scientific evidence suggests that Tai Chi is related to improvements in mental health, psychosocial well-being and stress reduction.

The health benefits of Tai Chi (Harvard Health Publications)
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Womens_Health_Watch/2009/May/The-health-benefits-of-tai-chi
05-01-2011
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion."

Tai Chi improves psychological well-being
http://www.taichiresearch.com/1326/tai-chi-improves-psychological-well-being/
03-05-2011
Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of tai chi on psychological well-being.

Balance between work and rest
http://ymaa.com/articles/balance-between-work-and-rest
05-26-2009
Moderate work and rest is advocated rather than excessive hard work and too much rest.

Tai chi master studied for power to control body
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2008/may7/med-taichi-050708.html
05-07-2008
"Tai chi represents optimal body movement, honed over centuries"
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