Postmenopausal women could improve their bone health by regularly practicing Tai chi and drinking green tea, a new study conducted by researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reveals.
More than 170 postmenopausal women with an average age of 57 years took part in the 6 month long study. The volunteers were divided into four different groups.
The first group was given just a placebo pill, the second practiced Tai chi three times a week and also took a placebo pill; the third group drank green tea every day while the fourth group drank green tea and also practiced Tai chi.
The study was presented as a poster at the 2011 Experimental Biology meeting.