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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Effect of “Tai Chi” exercise on antioxidant enzymes activities and immunity function in middle-aged participants

Aijun Niu

Abstract


Background: “Tai Chi” is a useful exercise that increases physical strength and relax the mind.

Materials and Methods: The study investigates effect of “tai chi” exercise on antioxidant enzymes activities and immunity function in participants. These participants were randomly divided into two groups: “tai chi” exercise group (n=25) and control group (n=25). The participants in the “tai chi” group performed “tai chi” exercise for 1 h every day. The participants in the control group didn’t perform “tai chi”. The exercise lasts for half a year.

Results: “tai chi” exercise increased antioxidant enzymes activities and improve immunity function in participants.

Conclusion: “tai chi” exercise is useful for health-keep of participants.

Keywords: “tai chi”, Antioxidant, immunity




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