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Tai Chi as an adjunct to cardiac rehabilitation exercise training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12668929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart disease is a chronic condition needing lifetime secondary prevention measures to decrease morbidity and mortality, and to improve quality of life. Cardiac rehabilitation exercise training, one aspect of cardiac recovery, traditionally includes some form of aerobic fitness and, more recently, muscle strength training to improve exercise tolerance. Tai chi, widely practiced in China for centuries, is a popular form of exercise among older Chinese persons associated with enhanced well-being and health among traditional Chinese practitioners. Recent research has reported improvement in cardiorespiratory function, balance and postural stability, fall prevention, and stress reduction. A review of the literature suggests potential benefits from tai chi exercise performed as an adjunct to cardiac rehabilitation exercise training. Tai chi is cost-effective and facilitates a lifestyle of health-related behavior practices.
Ruth E Taylor-Piliae
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0883-9212     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil     Publication Date:    2003 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-01     Completed Date:  2003-08-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511296     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / prevention & control
Cardiovascular Diseases / rehabilitation*
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Postural Balance / physiology
Stress, Psychological / prevention & control
Tai Ji*
Comment In:
J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2003 Mar-Apr;23(2):97-9   [PMID:  12668930 ]

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