Take part in a study investigating whether physical activity is related to health outcomes.
This project will monitor physical activity levels. Physical activity will then be related to health outcomes such as body mass index, body composition, hip/waist circumference, blood pressure, physical fitness and wellbeing to identify if any differences could relate to physical activity levels.
To take part you must be aged 65 or over. The researchers would like both active and inactive individuals to take part.
Unfortunately you are unable to take part if you have any severe chronic conditions such as severe astham or COPD. This will be checked by completing a general health screening questionnaire as part of an initial assessment to rule out any issues or risks that will rule the participant out of testing.
You will be asked to to visit the Newcastle University Medical School twice. In the first visit you will be asked to take part in several functional tests that will measure several health components. You will then be asked to wear a monitoring device for five days whilst carrying out normal day to day activities for example going food shopping or watching TV. After four days you will be asked to visit the University again for a debrief and discussion of what the results mean.
The first visit will take place on Thursday 5th December, there are two available time slots, 10:00-11:30 or 11:30-13:00, please select when you are available when registering to take part.
A study administrator will meet participants at Newcastle University Dental Hospital Entrance at 09:45 or 11:15, depending on the time you are taking part.
The second visit will take place on Tuesday 10th December an appointment will be arranged at the first visit.
Participants will get a comprehensive health profile, which can be used to assess disease risk and also provide participants with a more in depth understanding of their physical activity levels compared to the recommended values. Participants will also be provided with a cereal bar at the end of testing.