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Human Performance & Exercise Science Lab, Northeastern University

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Northeastern’s Human Performance Lab invites you to take part in our new, exciting research study to test a personalized health behavior coaching system to improve your health, fitness and prevent weight gain.

We are looking for either office employees with seated desk jobs who are working on-site or from their home in Boston or individuals who may no longer be working but are mostly sedentary, and who wish to improve their physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices. The study lasts 6.5 months and requires three 2-hour visits to the lab a the Northeastern University campus in Boston for measurement sessions. The remainder of measurements and health coaching will be administered remotely.

To be eligible, volunteers must be between 60 and 85 years of age, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2, employed in a seated-desk job or mostly sedentary if no longer working, not use assistive walking devices, and not currently engaged in any structured physical activity or exercise on more than 2 days/week.

This program is great for any seniors that may have specifically felt a large impact on their physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have resulted in keeping them less sedentary than usual and reduced opportunities for socialization.

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About Human Performance & Exercise Science Lab, Northeastern University

Location:

520 Behrakis, 30 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

We aim to disseminate not-for-profit academic research on new methodologies for the measurement and promotion of physical activity in daily life. Our current focus is on improving measurement of daily physical activities in seniors using wearable technologies.

Description

Northeastern’s Human Performance Lab invites you to take part in our new, exciting research study to test a personalized health behavior coaching system to improve your health, fitness and prevent weight gain.

We are looking for office employees with seated desk jobs who are working on-site or from their home in Boston and who wish to improve their physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices. The study lasts 6.5 months and requires three 2-hour visits to the lab for measurement sessions. The remainder of measurements and health coaching will be administered remotely.

To be eligible, volunteers must be between 60 and 85 years of age, not pregnant or planning to become pregnant, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2, employed in a seated-desk job, not have any prior history or diagnoses of diabetes, cardiovascular or musculoskeletal diseases, and not currently engaged in any structured physical activity or exercise on more than 2 days/week.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

316 Huntington AvenueBoston, MA 02215

(42.3464,-71.1036)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Life Coaching
  • Problem Solving
  • Coaching
  • Fitness Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 60
  • 6.5 month commitment, three 2-hour lab visits, remainder of components administered remotely: 2 hours per week of virtual fitness classes, willing to receive and respond to 4-7 texts messages per day on M-F for 16 weeks.
  • 60-85 years of age, BMI >25, Does not exercise regularly, employed in seated desk job or mostly sedentary if not working, residing in Boston area, do not use assistive walking devices.

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