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5 Ways Poi Can Help You De-Stress, Relax, and Improve Mental Wellbeing

2020 has been a challenging year. With so much going on, is it even possible to relax and look after your mental health? The answer is yes, and believe it or not, it can be done with a simple ball on a cord.

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DIY Poi for Kids to Silver Sneakers

Teacher, photographer, super mom, and blogger Colleen Vandenberg shares her experience with SpinPoi and making/playing poi with her boys for the first time.

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Early Research on Poi and Parkinson’s Shows Promise for Improving Quality of Life

Spinning a weight on the end of a cord in circles may be the next Parkinson’s physical therapy treatment.

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The Exercise Every Over-60 Should Be Doing

Over Sixty chats with Dr. Kate Riegle van West about our global aging population, the research on poi and health, and how spinning poi can benefit seniors.

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Effects of Poi on Physical and Cognitive Function in Healthy Older Adults

The results of the first scientific study on the effects of poi on health as published in the peer-reviews Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.

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What Poi Can Do For Your Health: An Interview with Dr. Kate Riegle van West

Newsroom interviews Dr. Kate Riegle van West of SpinPoi about how this Māori tradition can help keep the mind and body fit.

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Poi and Parkinson’s: An interview with Rose Poi

Care worker Anja and handicraft extraordinaire Rosie sat down for a chat about Rosie’s life, her Parkinson’s diagnosis, and how Rose Poi is helping an entire hospital in Germany spin their health around.​

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Focus, Fun and a Good Laugh: Poi in Residential Care

Activity Coordinator Elaine shares her experience playing poi in a Residential Care Home in the UK.

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Poi from a Tai Chi Perspective

Tai Chi instructor Bruno explains what Tai Chi and Qi Gong are, and reflects on his experience learning poi and some of the differences and similarities between the two activities.

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5 Science-Backed Ways Playing Poi Improves Quality of Life for Seniors

Can a simple ball on a cord really improve our health age we age? Let’s dive into the top 5 science-backed ways that spinning poi can improve quality of life.

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My Experience with Poi and Parkinson’s in a Geriatric Hospital

An inside looking the amazing work care worker Anja Lohoff is doing with Parkinson’s patients in a hospital in Germany.

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Poi Health Benefits Equal Tai Chi

Radio New Zealand interviews SpinPoi about the scientific research behind the health benefits of poi.

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