Mind-Body Exercise Improves Cognitive Function and Modulates the Function and Structure of the Hippocampus and Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Our results demonstrate the potential of Baduanjin in preventing the progression of mild cognitive impairment.
This study is the first to our knowledge to assess the acute effects of TCC practice on sympathetic activity in older adults. TCC performance led to acute decreases in sympathetic activity, which could not be explained by physical activity alone. Further study is needed to determine whether the acute salutary effects of TCC on autonomic functioning are sustained with ongoing practice in older adults.