“Osteoporosis is an increasingly important public health problem as the world’s population ages. Data from 2013 indicate that, in China alone, more than 69 million people have osteoporosis, including more than 15% of the population older than 50 years; another 210 million people have low bone mass that places them at risk of the disease. In healthy individuals, bone loss starts at the age of 40 and accelerates after menopause in women.
Exercise is widely used to improve bone strength and counteract osteoporosis in menopausal women. Several previous studies have shown that the ancient Chinese martial art Tai Chi is effective in this regard. Programs derived from Tai Chi, such as Tai Chi Ball and Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan, can also improve bone mineral density and bone metabolic markers in middle-aged and elderly people, especially postmenopausal women.”
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Wang H, Yu B, Chen W, Lu Y, Yu D. Simplified Tai Chi Resistance Training versus Traditional Tai Chi in Slowing Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM. 2015;2015:379451. doi:10.1155/2015/379451.