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Effects of Tai Chi on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among the Korean ElderlyEffects of Tai Chi on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among the Korean Elderly

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2022, 27(10), pp.195-202
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2022.27.10.195
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : August 4, 2022
  • Accepted : October 18, 2022
  • Published : October 31, 2022

Byung-Jun Cho 1 Kim Seon-Rye ORD ID 2

1강원대학교
2영산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study explored the effects of Tai Chi on cardiovascular disease(CVD) risk factors among the Korean elderly. 68 elderly were selected and divided into two groups: an experiment group(34 patients) and a control group(34 patients). The experimental group practiced Tai Chi for 60 minutes a day, five times per week for 6 weeks total. The control group continued their routine levels of activity. CVD risk factors evaluated in both groups including body mass index, fasting blood sugar, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-C), and low density lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL-C). Each factor was measured before and after the 6-week intervention. Results showed that the experimental group had a significant decrease in measurements of body mass index, fasting blood sugar, triglyceride, and LDL-C levels. The experimental group also had an increase HDL-C level. Based on such findings, we believe that Tai Chi exercise program would function as an effective intervention strategy for preventing CVD in the elderly. Therefore, it is recommended that health and medical service personnel should seek to apply Tai Chi intervention as a daily component of elderly care.

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