Elderly people whose eyesight is failing can improve their balance and avoid dangerous falls by practising tai chi, according to a study.
say the gentle martial art builds strength and also improves balance
control, reducing the chances of life-threatening falls among old people
with poor eyesight.
from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University set up a four-month programme
for 40 people aged over 70 living in care homes. The volunteers had
three 90-minute tai chi sessions a week. Each session was designed to help
volunteers practise shifting their weight gradually, rotate their heads
and torsos and become more aware of their limbs, thus improving their
Source - Daiy Mail