Endocrine and Metabolic Systems | Research

Effectiveness of Tai Chi Training to Alleviate Metabolic Syndrome in Abdominal Obese Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A 12-week of Tai Chi training reduced central obesity indicated by the decrease in a waist circumference (WC). The improvement in central obesity after Tai Chi training suggested that Tai Chi is a suitable exercise modality for older adults to manage central obesity, and thus to reduce the risk of associated diseases.

Endocrine and Metabolic Systems | Research

Effect of T’ai Chi Exercise on Biochemical Profiles and Oxidative Stress Indicators in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

T’ai chi exercise (TCE) practiced by patients who are obese and have type 2 diabetes is efficient and safe when supervised by professionals and helps improve parameters, such as BMI, lipid profile, C-reactive protein, and malondialdehyde. Periodic monitoring of blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, physical fitness, and symptoms of discomfort of patients who exercise helps prevent injury.