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- Website: Next Avenue
- Resource type: Blog
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Use this resource to learn how alternative medicine such as Tai chi and how it can help improve your balance, your mental health and spiritual health.
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exercise, fall prevention, active aging, community engagement
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Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
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Step 3 - Usability
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Rated on: 1/9/2019 2:11:13 PM
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