Moving For Better Balance

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week, evidence-based group program designed to improve strength and balance through the therapeutic movements of Tai Chi. The program is led by a qualified instructor and teaches an eight-form routine of Tai Chi-based movements that have been modified specifically for falls prevention.

Moving For Better Balance has been shown to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility. The program may also result in better mental health, improved memory and cognition, increased self-esteem, and less social isolation.

This effective program was developed by Fuzhong Li, PhD at the Oregon Research Institute with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

GOALS

Moving For Better Balance works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities.

BENEFITS

Moving For Better Balance has been shown to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility. The program may also result in better mental health, improved memory and cognition, increased self-esteem, and less social isolation.

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