Table 1

Characteristics of elderly tai chi practitioners (TC group), swimmers/runners (S/R group), and sedentary controls (Control group)

GroupAge (years)Height (cm)Weight (kg)
Values are mean (SD).
M, male; F, female.
TC (n = 21, 12M, 9F)66.1 (5.2)163.6 (7.9)64.8 (9.9)
S/R (n = 20, 12M, 8F)65.4 (3.0)164.1 (8.6)66.5 (12.4)
Control (n = 27, 15M, 12F)65.6 (3.9)163.9 (7.8)68.5 (10.9)