Physical Activity

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.

 

PALS

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.

 

Contact:

Jill Renken, MPH, CHES
Community Research Associate
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
(608) 228-8081
Jill.renken@gwaar.org