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No Sweat for Lower Blood Pressure

The slow, gentle movements of tai chi  were as effective as moderate aerobic exercise in lowering blood pressure in adults aged 60 and older, according to a study at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore.

Tai Chi should be conducted for at least 30 minutes a day, four times a week.

After 12 weeks, systolic pressure had declined by 8.4 points in the aerobics group and 7 points in the tai chi group.


Date Published: 01/18/2001
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