Staying physically active is an important part of overall health and well-being. Following are evidence-based programs designed to encourage and improve physical activity in older adults.
Physical Activity for Life for Seniors (PALS) is a high-level evidence-based program that helps older adults become and stay more physically active. The 10-week program is designed specifically for people who do not regularly exercise but are able to move freely. The group meets three times a week for an hour each with an additional 30-minute lifestyle session once each week. Assistant professor Kim Gretebeck PhD, RN, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is the lead researcher on the project.
See how PALS is being implemented through the ADRC of Central Wisconsin.
Jill Renken, MPH, CHES
Community Research Associate
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging