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When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again. ~ Hugo L. Black
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Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study

The LIFE Study is a Phase 3, multicenter randomized controlled trial to compare a moderate-intensity physical activity program to a successful aging health education program in sedentary older persons who are at risk of disability. The primary aim is to assess the long-term effects of the proposed interventions on major mobility disability. Secondary aims focus on assessing the relative effects of the interventions on the following secondary outcomes: cognitive function; serious fall injuries; persistent mobility disability; disability in activities of daily living; and cost-effectiveness. This study is closed to recruitment.

The MILES StudyMILES smartphone

The objective of The MILES Study is to compare different "Smartphone"
applications in promoting health and wellness. Participants are randomly assigned to one of four "Smartphone" programs promoting more physical activity, less sitting or healthier eating. This program is designed for sedentary adults aged 45 and older to find ways in becoming healthier. The MILES Study is now closed to recruitment.


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