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Tai Chi Demonstrations Provided to Community

The Statesboro Tai Chi group, organized by Li Li, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, recently participated in as well as provided a Tai Chi demonstration at the Walk at Womack, an event to help bring awareness to the community about Parkinson’s disease and raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. The group also celebrated World Tai Chi on April 29 where they provided a free Tai Chi demonstration to the Statesboro community.

For more information on the Tai Chi Outreach Program visit

CRIL Hosted Guest Lecturer Li-Shan Chou

This past March, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in conjunction with the Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living, hosted Li-Shan Chou, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University.

The event, which was open to all Georgia Southern faculty, staff and students, provided an opportunity for attendees to see the step-by-step approach in developing a line of hypothesis-driven research projects. Additionally, Chou presented the results of a series of federally supported research projects regarding the impact of impaired cognitive capacity on mobility.

Colquitt presents in Atlanta

Gavin Colquitt, Ed.D., professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, recently attended and presented at the Early Cerebral Palsy Health Summit in Atlanta, GA. Colquitt presented his work “The ABCs of Community CP Camps” at one of the workshops held during the two-day event.

Camp RAD Featured in the Statesboro Herald

photo by By SCOTT BRYANT/Statesboro Herald staff

Camp RAD brings smiles, life skills to local residents“-Statesboro Herald

World Tai Chi Day

As part of World Tai Chi Day, a Tai Chi demonstration was held at the Bulloch County Courthouse square. The demonstration was led by Li Li, Ph.D., professor at Georgia Southern University.

The purpose of World Tai Chi Day is to educate those interested or actively involved in Tai Chi about the benefits of Tai Chi. When studied correctly and practiced regularly, Tai Chi can bring many health benefits. The activity can decrease stress, anxiety and depression, boost mood, increase aerobic capacity, enhance energy and stamina, improve flexibility, balance and agility, and strengthen muscles.

Through the Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living, Li offers a Tai Chi Outreach Program which focuses on reducing the risk of falls through the practice of a simplified 24-style Tai Chi. With minimal stress being put on muscles and joints, the program is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels especially older adults who otherwise may not exercise.

For more information on the Georgia Southern’s Tai Chi Outreach Program, visit