The EPL is now recruiting for The FlexToBa for MS trial!
This study examines the effects of a DVD-delivered physical activity program on functional limitations and quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis. This program has been systematically developed in the EPL over the past decade and focuses on three critical elements of physical fitness for individuals with MS: flexibility, toning (i.e., strength), and balance. The exercise prescription is carefully structured to be challenging yet attainable via an assortment of modifications to better meet individual needs (i.e., varying levels of physical function and abilities). To learn more and see if you or someone you know qualifies, visit our website at http://epl.illinois.edu/FTBMS/.
HHS HealthBeat | Seniors home exercise
Working out with a safe and sensible exercise DVD can do a senior good. At the University of Illinois, Edward McAuley tested a DVD program that focused on flexibility, toning and balance.
McAuley says most of the 307 seniors stayed with it over the six months of the study, and did about as much work as the program required. And he says physical tests showed they wound up in better shape. Continue.
We are still recruiting for the Fit & Active Seniors Trial! Click here to learn more and sign up for this fun, free exercise program!
The EPL is now recruiting for Wave 3 of the Fit and Active Seniors Trial (FAST)! This federally funded project examines the effects of two physical activity programs on psychological and physical function in adults aged 60-79 years. To learn more and see if you qualify, please visit our website at http://epl.illinois.edu/fast.htm.
The second wave of the 6-month FAST exercise program began this week. The EPL would like to thank all participants for their commitment to the program and wish them luck in their journey to leading an active lifestyle!
Congratulations to the Wave 1 FAST participants on successfully completing the six-month exercise trial and subsequent testing.
Best of luck to all on maintaining an active lifestyle!
(Wave 1 FAST Dance participants and staff)
(Wave 1 FAST SSS participants and staff)
Today marks the first official day of the Fit & Active Seniors Trial (FAST; Wave 1). Participants arrived to Freer Hall this morning to participate in Functional Fitness Testing, after which they received their exercise group assignment: Dance or Stretching, Stability, & Strength. Group orientations will be conducted this Wednesday morning at CRCE or the ARC, and the first day of exercises will begin this Friday. Good luck to all of our participants on beginning (and sticking with) their new, active lifestyles!
The EPL has completed Baseline (Wave 4) and Month 6 (Wave 3) assessments for the FlexToBa project.
The purpose of the FlexToBa Trial is to test the effectiveness of a DVD-delivered, home-based, six-month physical activity intervention for older adults.
Learn more about FlexToBa on clinicaltrials.gov.
Wave 4 of the BEAT Cancer Intervention starts today!
Click here to learn more about the BEAT Project.
The EPL’s FlexToBa exercise program for older adults was recently featured in International Innovation.
Check it out to learn more!