Studies over the past two decades show that the brain can grow and make new connections over our lifetime and that exercise can promote this process.
Recent meta-analysis of 20 studies on Tai Chi and cognition indicate that “Tai Chi appears to improve executive function—the ability to multitask, manage time, and make decisions—in people without any cognitive decline. In those with mild cognitive impairment, tai chi slowed the progression to dementia more than other types of exercise and improved their cognitive function in a comparable fashion to other types of exercise or cognitive training.”
The practice of Tai Chi out performs other forms of intervention such as walking or social interaction in improving cognitive ability and increasing brain volume.
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