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Table 3 Overviews of subthemes and themes

From: Subjective perceived impact of Tai Chi training on physical and mental health among community older adults at risk for ischemic stroke: a qualitative study

Subthemes Themes
Feeling comfortable and relaxed and Relieving pain Improve physical health
Enhancing digestion
Strengthening immunity
Enhancing energy
Alleviating breathless
Improving sleep quality
Improving mood and reducing anxiety Enhancing mental and emotional state
Improving concentration
Promoting interpersonal relationship
Easily arousing interest Conforming with the request of the elderly people
Appropriate amount of exercise
Quick warm-up
Less limitation on exercise place