Tag: Exercise is Medicine

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

Physical activity is known to have a profound impact on the normal functioning of the immune system. Currently, no scientific data exists regarding the effects of exercise on this coronavirus, there is evidence that exercise can protect you from many other viral infections. Having better cardiorespiratory fitness and performing regular moderate physical activity has been…

January 20, 2019 Joe Brady

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Exercise is Medicine® calls on each person dedicated to the idea that exercise truly is medicine to continue to build, support and advocate for…

October 28, 2018 Joe Brady

As if there were not enough reasons already to increase your physical activity. More and more studies are showing physical activity improves brain function in those who are moderately physically active. One Cochrane analysis of eleven randomly controlled clinical trials showed there is evidence that aerobic physical activities which improve cardiorespiratory fitness are beneficial for…

April 22, 2018 Joe Brady

Medical Qigong is the primary form of exercise therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are considered superior to herbal medicine and acupuncture because patients learn to keep themselves healthy by using exercises designed to cultivate a strong mind and a strong body.  With over 3600 psychophysiological exercises developed over centuries,…

December 17, 2017 Joe Brady

Understanding evidence-based research involving complex studies and multiple benefits can be challenging even for those trained in research methods much less the average person on the street. Data Visualisation has the power to present complex information in a way that is both accurate and beautiful. This evidence map of Tai Chi makes it easy to see…

November 25, 2017 Joe Brady

Living life with Cancer The earliest records of cancer treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine appear in the oracle bone scriptures (16-11th century B.C.). Since that time Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed many therapies that work quite well in conjunction with western medical treatments. This cancer tutorial will show you several medical Qi Gong approaches to…

October 22, 2017 Joe Brady

Healthy, happy, fully functional people are money in the bank for our whole society. Although Tai Chi and Qigong have a thousand year history of preventing and treating disease, they are just now getting deserved attention as a result of an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine called Exercise Is Medicine™. The purpose…

October 1, 2017 Joe Brady

According to the NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine over 2.3 million Americans currently practice T’ai Chi. (Source) Yet not everyone has the same skill level. Research in China is finding that skill level in Tai Chi may have considerable impact on metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses in T’ai Chi performance. In this study, physiological measures were investigated…

September 10, 2017 Joe Brady

One of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research is also the world’s oldest and most popular forms of exercise used as medicine. The evidence base of clinical studies on T’ai Chi is growing as more benefits are found. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication “T’ai chi is often described as meditation in motion,…

December 8, 2016 Joe Brady

Bridging the gap between world class research, and local community health promotion in Colorado The Institute seeks to be proactive in the community and connect with local health care providers and community groups. Entertaining and inspiring these lectures are designed to increase knowledge and motivation for participants to live a healthier more vigorous life. This…