Research & Articles
The following Research and Articles about Sign Chi Do show that is has been extensively reviewed in the medical literature in the older population and is an effective tool to help old adults maintain brain-body fitness. Sign Chi Do has been found to be an effective tool in children to help with focus and stress. In the near future, several research studies will be launched to prove efficacy of Sign Chi Do in children.
Acute Cardiovascular Response to Sign Chi Do Exercise
Safe and gentle exercise may be important for older adults overcoming a sedentary lifestyle. Sign Chi Do (SCD), a novel form of low
impact exercise, has shown improved balance and endurance in healthy older adults, and there have been no SCD-related injuries reported.
Efficacy of Sign Chi Do Exercise on Adaptation to Aging
Sedentary older adults are at risk of decreased physical function leading to loss of independence as well as low spirituality that is
associated with all-cause mortality for older adults. This study shows improved physiological adaptation (balance and physical function) in
response the Sign Chi Do intervention among sedentary older adults.
Healthy Happy Holy Aging, A Holistic Approach
Balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility training contribute to the ability to perform activities of daily living required to maintain
independence in older adults. Sign Chi Do (SCD) has shown improvement of balance and endurance. Continued practice of Sign Chi Do may promote
healthy aging in older adults by improving these functional fitness outcomes.
Maintanence of Physical Function in Frail Adults
Physical function tends to decrease with older Americans, while disability rates usually increase with age. One key factor in the prevention
of functional decline is participation in regular physical activity such as Sign Chi Do.
The purposes of this review and synthesis of literature are to (a) identify the physical and psychological health outcomes shown to be
associated with Tai Chi, Sign Chi Do and Qigong practice in older adults participating in randomized controlled trials and (b) identify
gaps in this research for recommendations for future research.
Perceived Benefits of Meditative Movement in Older Adults
Several meditative movement interventions have been designed for older adults in the community setting. Previous reviews have reported on the
objective efficacy of interventions, but little has been reported on the effectiveness of such interventions. The purpose of this review is to
report the perceived psychosocial benefits and health outcomes of meditative movement such as Tai Chi, Qigong and Sign Chi Do.
Sign Chi Do and Expressive Writing for Sleep and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors
Early recognition and aggressive therapies have raised survivorship rates among women with breast cancer. However, many survivors experience decreased
quality of life (QOL) due to symptoms of fatigue and disturbed sleep that continue long after treatment. Sign Chi Do, a novel low-intensity exercise
incorporates diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, gentle movement choreographed to a group of sign gestures, has shown improved function, endurance,
and physical activity among sedentary older adults.
Sign Chi Do and Functional Fitness Outcomes
Meditative Movement such as Tai Chi, Qigong, and Sign Chi Do has shown improvement of lower body strength, balance, and endurance. Results from this
study provide evidence that Sign Chi Do is a low cost, low intensity physical activity that may promote healthy aging for older adults living in the community.
Sign Chi Do and Physical Function
Participating in strength, balance, and flexibility training reduces the risk for decreased physical function for older adults. This pilot study
tested the effect of a 12-week Sign Chi Do exercise intervention and found that continued practice of Sign Chi Do has the potential to improve physical
function for older adults.