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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part C

The effects of tai chi based exercise routine on reducing risk of falls in elderly living at old age home


Author(s): Sachin Tom, KS Sharad and R Rejeesh Kumar

Abstract: Background: Life expectancy is defined as the average total number of years that a human expects to live. Life expectancy has increased rapidly since the Age of Enlightenment. However, this dramatic increase in life expectancy did not come with a proportionate increase in quality of life in elderly. Generally, increased life expectancy has increased the risk of disease, disability, and dementia and advanced aging prior to death.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Taichi- based exercise routine in reducing risk of falls in elderly living at old age home.
Method: Pre test, post test experimental study was conducted on 30 old aged individuals. They were divided into 2 groups of 15 each. Informed consent was obtained from all individuals. Group A received Cheng Mang-ching sequences of Taichi which include preparation, beginning, ward off left, ward off right, roll back, squeeze, push, single whip and education about fear of fall. The treatment duration was 20 minutes which was gradually increased. The group B was control group. They did not undergo any Taichi exercise program.
Results: The 4 week Taichi based exercise routine program was effective in reducing risk of falls in elderly living at old age home.


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How to cite this article:
Sachin Tom, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar. The effects of tai chi based exercise routine on reducing risk of falls in elderly living at old age home. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):174-181.
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