Title

太極拳對中老年人平衡能力的影響

Translated Titles

The Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Balance in Elderly People

DOI

10.6127/JEPF.2004.01.09

Authors

吳貴琍(Guey-Li Wu);武為瓊(Wei-Chiung Wu)

Key Words

太極拳 ; 中老年人 ; 平衡能力 ; Tai Chi ; Balance ; Elderly people

PublicationName

運動生理暨體能學報

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

1輯(2004 / 09 / 09)

Page #

90 - 98

Content Language

繁體中文

Chinese Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of long-term Tai Chi exercise on balance in the old population. Methods: Nineteen healthy old people (mean age 58.57±7.41 years, mean height 164.18±4.25 cm, mean weight 65.83±9.92 kg) who practiced Tai Chi were recruited as the Tai Chi group. They had practiced Tai Chi for 14.22±7.27 years, about 5.50±1.50 days per week, 1.44±0.62 hours a day. Nineteen sedentary subjects matched for age and body size (mean age 55.41±5.87 years, mean height 165.05±5.44 cm, mean weight 65.13±11.04 kg) were recruited as the control group. Data were collected on the 10 meter walk in a straight line test, one-leg standing balance with eyes opened and eyes closed (OLSB), for both groups. An independent t test was used to compare the differences between the two groups. RESULTS: Static balance ability differed significantly between the two groups (p<.05). OLSB of the Tai Chi group was significantly better than those of the control group. For the 10 meter walk in a straight line test, no significant difference was found between the two groups (p>.05). CONCLUSION: The results of this study only confirm that Tai Chi can be a good choice of exercise to improve static balance for the elderly people.

English Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of long-term Tai Chi exercise on balance in the old population. Methods: Nineteen healthy old people (mean age 58.57±7.41 years, mean height 164.18±4.25 cm, mean weight 65.83±9.92 kg) who practiced Tai Chi were recruited as the Tai Chi group. They had practiced Tai Chi for 14.22±7.27 years, about 5.50±1.50 days per week, 1.44±0.62 hours a day. Nineteen sedentary subjects matched for age and body size (mean age 55.41±5.87 years, mean height 165.05±5.44 cm, mean weight 65.13±11.04 kg) were recruited as the control group. Data were collected on the 10 meter walk in a straight line test, one-leg standing balance with eyes opened and eyes closed (OLSB), for both groups. An independent t test was used to compare the differences between the two groups. RESULTS: Static balance ability differed significantly between the two groups (p<.05). OLSB of the Tai Chi group was significantly better than those of the control group. For the 10 meter walk in a straight line test, no significant difference was found between the two groups (p>.05). CONCLUSION: The results of this study only confirm that Tai Chi can be a good choice of exercise to improve static balance for the elderly people.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 預防保健與衛生學
醫藥衛生 > 社會醫學
社會科學 > 體育學
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