Effect of ???eight-trigram boxing??? exercise on blood oxidative status and intestine bifidobacterium and lactobacillus count in practicers


Yin Hai-li and Niu Ai-jun*

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of “Eight-trigram boxing” in reducing blood oxidative status and improving intestine benefical bacteria counts. Participants were randomly assigned to “Eight-trigram boxing” exercise. After 3 months, significant increase in GSH, SOD, CAT, GSH-Px and GR activities were observed. In addition, intestine benefical bacteria bifidobacterium and lactobacillus count were markedly enhanced. It could be concluded that “Eight-trigram boxing” exercise was beneficial to practicers’ health.

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