Tai Chi Improves Psychoemotional State, Cognition, and Motor Learning in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Affiliation

Department of Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Institute of Sports Science and Innovations, Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Date of publication

July 2021

conclusion

Ten weeks of Tai Chi induced improvements in inhibitory control, mental switching, and visuospatial processing, which were possibly mediated by decreased depressive symptoms and increased BDNF levels. Furthermore, improvement in visuospatial processing was associated with improvements in motor learning. Thus, this study offers an effective intervention that can be delivered under pandemic conditions to improve psychoemotional state, cognition, and motor learning in older adults.

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