Romy Deviandri, Purba A, Tarigan B
Tai Chi Chuan and Wai Tan Kung exercises are popular and have been widely used especially in the elderly. Tai Chi and Wai Tan Kung is low impact activity in mild until moderate intensity. Possible gymnastics Tai Chi and Wai Tan Kung can affect the improvement of VO2 max and blood lipid profile. The cross sectional study was conducted. Subjects in this study were elderly members of the Tai Chi Chuan (20), Wai Tan Kung, (20) and sedentary people (20) as control group. The VO2 max and blood lipid profile (Total triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL) was measured. The results, Tai Chi exercise improved VO2 max, blood total cholesterol and LDL level. There are no significant difference of blood total triglycerides and HDL level between Tai Chi, Wai Tan Kung and elderly sedenter.