African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of Tai Chi and Shaoling quan exercise on youngsters’ body weight, height and beneficial flora in digestive tract

Tong Shi-min1 and Niu Ai-jun2,3*
  1Department of Physical Education, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing, 400067, P. R., China. 2History Department, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, P. R., China. 3Wushu Department, Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou, 510500, 100061, P. R., China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 January 2011
  •  Published: 18 February 2011



Tai Chi has been widely practiced in China as a martial art and as a form of exercise. Shaoling quan can protect practicers against others’ aggression, and help practicers’ body remain more healthy and strong. In this study, 78 youngsters aged 10 years are divided into three groups: Control, Tai Chi and Shaoling quan. After 10 months of exercise, it could be found that Tai Chi and Shaoling quan are beneficial for youngsters’ health.


Key words: Tai Chi, Shailing quan, youngster.