Y-U Study for Physical Activity & Wellbeing
Are you 50 years of age and older and in generally good physical and mental health? Would you like to learn new ways to stay healthy, happy, and fit?
If yes, you may qualify for a study looking at two group education programs to help manage your health, keep active, and enhance your wellbeing.
There is no cost for taking part in this study, and these programs are offered at no charge to you.
Participants will attend screening visits, and if eligible, be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to one of two group programs, 8 weeks in length.
- Mindful Movement: This group program focuses on teaching techniques to help adults manage their thoughts and emotions and overcome barriers associated with exercise. You will also learn how mindfulness can help your overall health and wellbeing.
- Keys to Health & Wellbeing: This group program covers information about things you can do to enhance your own health and wellbeing. You will be introduced to different health-related topics important for people 50 years of age and older.
Eligible participants receive compensation for time and travel if enrolled into the study.
At this time, we have reached our maximum number of potential participants for the first phase of the study. The online survey is currently closed, we anticipate opening up screening for the second phase of the study in 2019. If you are interested in receiving a notification, you can submit your contact information and we'll be sure to let you know when it opens.
This study is a collaboration between the YMCA Minnesota and the University of Minnesota. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health (R21AT009110-01A1). The lead investigators of this study are Dr. Roni Evans and Ms. Cassie Rood.