Qigong and tai chi can genuinely improve the fitness of healthy young people, too. In a study conducted at primary schools in Berlin, 90 children attended qigong courses alongside their normal school lessons – a common practice in China. Doctors, teachers and parents were impressed with the results of the experiment. The pupils who took part in the test were, on average, able to concentrate better in class and as a result, their performance at school improved. Many of the children also saw their migraine, sleep disorder and asthma symptoms alleviated. According to the doctor responsible for the trial, just a few minutes of qigong each day, preferably before school, may be enough to improve a pupil’s concentration.