Field of Work: physical activity for older adults
Problem Synopsis: Physical inactivity is an important modifiable threat to health and functional independence in later life. Despite mounting evidence that physical activity slows premature aging and chronic disease, many older Americans live unnecessarily sedentary lives.
Synopsis of the Work: Active for Life®: Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Adults Age 50 and Older studied how to deliver and sustain research-based physical activity programs in real-world settings so that large numbers of older Americans could benefit from them. It featured nine community-based projects in which a variety of community organizations implemented one of two behavior change programs that research had demonstrated to be effective in helping mature adults become more active.