African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5232

Full Length Research Paper

Beneficial effect of eight trigrams boxing exercise on cardiac function and blood indexes of old practitioners

Jiang Juan1, Cui Yong-sheng2* and Niu Ai-jun3
  1Faculty of martial arts routine, ShenYang Sport University, ShenYang, 110102, PR China. 2Health Qigong Administration Center of State Sport General Administration of China, Beijing, 100061, PR China. 3Wushu Department, Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou, 510500, PR China.
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  •  Accepted: 17 December 2010
  •  Published: 18 January 2011



The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the eight trigrams boxing on cardiac function and blood indexes of old practitioners. Subjects, aged 50 years or over, were recruited from a local community. Forty-six participants joined the eight trigrams boxing exercise class five to seven times a week for 1 to 2 h each day for 5 months. Cardiac and blood indexes were measured at the end of each month. Results showed that Participants experienced significant improvements in Cardiac and blood indexes. It could be concluded that elderly people should be encouraged to exercise using eight trigrams boxing for maintaining physical function and improving quality of life.


Key words: Eight trigrams boxing, cardiac and blood indexes, Qigong.