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02 Apr: 2016 Tai Chi Study Funded by the Davis Phinney Foundation Continues to Help People Live Well with Parkinson’s

Because Tai Chi simultaneously integrates elements of balance, flexibility, coordination (motor function), and focused mental attention and multitasking (cognitive function), it can be an especially beneficial activity for people living with Parkinson’s. Results from the 2016 study confirmed this: findings showed that people with Parkinson's who participate in these exercises see improvements in Parkinson’s-related motor symptoms, balance, and mobility, as well as a reduced number of falls. Just as important, the research also indicates that engagement in these exercises helps to significantly reduce depression, a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s.