Healthy Beat Acupunch – Griffith University Study

May 16, 2019 2:15 pm Published by

From February to March, seventeen BallyCara Residents were part of a Griffith University feasibility study called Healthy Beat Acupunch (HBA). This is an exercise program that involves vibration through the hands by cupping or tapping parts of the body to promote blood circulation. Ultimately, the aim is to improve chronic illness and health problems in older adults. Forty-minute sessions were run three times per week for four weeks here at our Scarborough Wellness Centre to gather important insights. Demographic and wellbeing data were collected before and after this period to gauge participants’ experiences with this program. One clear factor the HBA program improved was the walking speed of participants, a clear sign of overall health and wellbeing. Due to the small number of participants of this study, it is anticipated that results gained from this experience will be utilised for future enquiry. As for BallyCara, these classes will continue for our Residents! Check out the story below:

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This post was written by Isobel Reardon

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