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Does Tai Chi prevent osteoporosis?

Yes. Tai chi can be effective in preventing osteoporosis by building bone density and delaying the bone loss that can occur with aging. This mind-body technique uses movements that oscillate between each leg, which promotes bone health and improved balance.Because tai chi promotes coordination and balance, it also prevents falls in older adults.

In a number of medical trials, tai chi was evaluated and proven as an intervention that slows bone loss in postmenopausal women. In addition, the martial art improved strength, relieved arthritis pain and improved psychological health in participants with osteoporosis

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