A random-effects network meta-analysis demonstrated comparable reductions in systolic blood pressure among normotensive and hypertensive participants using either antihypertensive medication or exercise interventions.
A meta-analysis regarding mind-body techniques and cognitive fitness in older adults points to enhanced cognitive performance associated with mind-body interventions in older persons — especially those without preexisting cognitive decline.
In this three-arm study, a therapeutic form of Tai ji quan is superior to either a multimodal exercise or a stretching program in reducing severe injurious falls among at-risk older, community-dwelling Americans.
A systematic review and meta-analysis incorporating more than 500,000 subjects revealed that moderate to vigorous physical activity is associated with a significant reduction in development of Parkinson’s disease; this relationship is most pronounced in men.
In this prospective, randomized, controlled trial, researchers demonstrated improvements in exercise tolerance and diastolic cardiac function in middle-aged, healthy, sedentary men and women performing intensive aerobic exercise over a two-year period.
In this randomized, controlled trial, researchers found that tai chi shows equal or greater effect than aerobic exercise for addressing symptoms of fibromyalgia, and that more effect is obtained with longer duration of tai chi practice.