Another local business to investigate is Boulder Tai Chi. Their website offers information about the benefits of Tai Chi, including an article reporting on the beneficial effects of Tai Chi has on the brain. The study cited involved 120 seniors from Shanghai, China, who practiced Tai Chi three times a week for eight weeks. Compared to a control group which showed brain shrinkage consistent with others their age, the participants who practiced Tai Chi showed significant increases in brain volume and improvements in memory and thinking. Because brain shrinkage has been linked to dementia, Tai Chi may delay the onset of this degenerative mental illness.

Read the full article here: Tai Chi Increases Brain Size, Boosts Memory, May Delay Dementia