Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are the leading cause of disease burden in Australia and around the world. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) alone accounts for nearly one third of global deaths. There is compelling research evidence that practice of Tai Chi can significantly improve cardiovascular and respiratory health. 14 randomized control trials conducted around the world demonstrated that Tai Chi significantly improved cardiac function, coronary risk profile and quality of life (QOL). It also improved heart rate and heart rate response, blood pressure, baroreflex sensitivity and peak oxygen uptake, left ventricular ejection fraction, enhanced 6MWD (six-minute walking distance) and increased CRQ total score (Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire).
Based on the compelling research evidence and guided by exercise prescription principles and safety guidelines, ©the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program is designed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease and improve cardiopulmonary health and fitness and the quality of life.
A recent clinical trial conducted in Australia has showed that 12 week practice of ©the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program has significantly improved the cardiopulmonary patients’ life schema on SIWB.SIWB index is widely used in studies of chronic illness, aging, and palliative care to measure health-related quality of life and wellbeing. The results of the study also showed a trend for reduction in depressive symptoms in cardiopulmonary patients. Improvement in the patients’ lower limb strength and balance has also been reported. The study has reported that throughout the trial, there have been no adverse events reported.
How To Enrol In This Course
This course is available both face to face/via Zoom and online. To enrol in this course as a face-to-face course or Zoom training course, simply click the ‘ENROL IN FACE-TO-FACE COURSE’ button for the course dates and registration.
To enrol in this course as an online course, simply click the ‘ENROL IN ONLINE COURSE’ button for the course registration. For the online course, you have the freedom to complete the course at your own pace in your own time and space.
AU$545+GST for 2-day face-to-face or Zoom training course;
AU$450+GST for online course