Physical activity and the College Alumni Health Study

Physical activity has been shown to extend life, reduce disability, and improve quality of life in mid-life and older adults. Little attention has been directed to the effects of physical activity on the health of subgroups of older adults, particularly those over 75. In addition, there are few data examining the influence of "relative" physical activity intensity on chronic diseases. The purpose of this project is to examine the quantity and relative intensity of physical activity on seniors aged 75-94 who participated in the College Alumni Health Study. Project deliverables will be a paper and journal article addressing the results of this study with recommendations for future research for adults over 75. This project will be considered successful if it results in a completed research study published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $152,996.00

Awarded on: 1/2/2001

Time frame: 1/1/2001 - 9/30/2003

Grant Number: 39425


Stanford University School of Medicine

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, 94305-5119


Ralph S. Paffenbarger
Project Director