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 REWinD Trial
The Regulating Efficacy and Wellness in Diabetes (REWinD) Trial is an eight-week walking exercise program for adults with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome. The purpose of the study is to figure out how to help people stick to their exercise goals. Click here to learn more and sign-up today!
Does your 13- to 15-year-old teen need help becoming more physically active? If so, they may be eligible to participate in a free eight-week physical activity research program delivered via Facebook. Participants will receive interactive physical activity information and resources daily. Only two in-person visits required. Participants will receive a $20 gift card at end of program. Click here to learn more and sign-up today!
The SAY Exercise Study is examining the effects of an 8-week yoga program on cognitive and physical health in older adults. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a yoga exercise group or a stretching and core group. Both groups will be supervised by trained staff and instructors. The program has been designed to examine the variety of physical, mental and social benefits of yoga as well as stretching and core exercises. Click here to learn more and sign-up today!
Seeking parents of teenagers to attend a one-time, 60-min focus group to share their thoughts and feelings on concerns relative to teenage Internet use for the purpose of acquiring health- and fitness-related information. Learn more and sign-up today!
The EPL is currently recruiting parents of teenagers to participate in a 60-minute focus group regarding the perceived needs for and barriers to physical activity participation among adolescents. Specifically, the discussion will focus on concerns relative to teenage Internet use for the purpose of acquiring health- and fitness-related information. The focus groups will be held this weekend – September 8th and 9th. Snacks and beverages will be provided during the discussion and participants will receive a discount coupon for 20% off shoes and apparel at a local fitness store. Click here for details and sign-up today!
Adults between the ages of 40-75 are needed for a research project examining metabolic health and physical activity. Participants will be asked to complete a brief screening questionnaire and a one-time survey and cognitive function assessment. To be considered for participation, adults must be: between 40 to 75 years old, be able to commute to the University of Illinois campus (Urbana, IL) for one visit, and be able to communicate in English. We are looking for people with and without type 2 diabetes.
The BEAT Cancer Project is designed to enhance and sustain physical activity behavior in breast cancer survivors, with a focus on quality of life.
Women – age 18 to 70, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and do not exercise regularly – are being sought to participate in this free exercise program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Participants will be randomly assigned either to a three-month exercise program (12 supervised exercise sessions, home exercise sessions, and six group meetings) or to a standard care group. Physical and psychosocial assessments will be taken at baseline, months 3, 6, and 12.
Next wave starts late January – sign up today!
Research is being conducted by the Department Kinesiology & Community Health and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology on the effects of physical activity participation on the brain. Potential participants must be right-handed and have no history of stroke. For more information,
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