Functional mobility and regulatory T cell function enhanced after tai chi program.
Researchers at the Chang Gung Institute of Technology in Kaohsiung Taiwan investigated the effect of a 12-week tai chi program on functional mobility, self reported health benefits and immune regulation among 37 middle-aged adults volunteers from the community. Participants were tested before and after the tai chi program. There was a significant positive effect on functional mobility and beliefs about the benefits of exercise. Furthermore there were signs of enhanced regulatory T cell function.