This month we're hosting a Twitter chat with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) about mind and body approaches and older adults. These approaches, including relaxation techniques and meditative exercise forms such as yoga, tai chi, and qi gong are being widely used by older Americans, both for fitness and relaxation, and because of perceived health benefits. We'll discuss what the research says about the science and safety of these approaches and answer your questions on the topic.
Joining the discussion will be:
- David Shurtleff, Ph.D., NCCIH Deputy Director
- Wen Chen, Ph.D., NCCIH Program Director, Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health, Division of Extramural Research
Additional participants will include: • The National Institutes of Health: @NIH • The Twitter handle for pain-related updates at the National Institutes of Health: @NIHPainResearch • Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: @womenshealth • Cleveland Clinic: @ClevelandClinic • Harvard Health Publications: @HarvardHealth • The Twitter handle for National Public Health Week, an initiative of the American Public Health Association: @NPHW • Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco: @UCSFOsher
Follow the conversation at #AgeWellChat.