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The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study (The LIFE Study)

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January 23, 2010

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Does Regular Exercise and Physical Activity Help Prevent Mobility Loss Later in Life?

Life Study loga Name of Research Trial:

The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study (The LIFE Study)

Principal Investigator: 

Mary McGrae McDermott, MD

IRB Project Number: 


Description of Research Trial:

Description of Research Trial: We are seeking participants 70 to 89 years old who do not engage in regular exercise or physical activity and experience some difficulty with balance and mobility.

The purpose of this research study is to determine whether regular exercise and physical activity helps prevent mobility loss later in life. Participants will be assigned to either a Physical Activity Program or Healthy Aging classes. Participants in the Physical Activity Program will work with an exercise trainer during exercise classes twice weekly. Participants in the healthy aging program will attend weekly lectures on topics related to healthy aging. Transportation may be available; costs of transportation or parking reimbursed; monetary compensation is available for completing testing.

Research Trial Contac Information:

For more information, interested participants and clinicians may contact Kasia Kadela, Project Coordinator, at 312-503-3324 or email k-kadela@northwestern.edu

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Last UpdateDecember 2, 2011