The University of Sydney is running a large research study to support people in becoming more active and is looking for volunteers.
The study is investigating two programs (phone coaching vs motivational text messages) aimed at improving physical activity levels in people with walking difficulties. Participants will receive support from a physiotherapist to be more active.
Reasons to take part in this study:
Improve your ability and confidence in moving
Help you to be steadier on your feet
Make it easier to get out and about, see friends and family and be involved in the community
Improve your mood, energy and sleep
Reduce aches and pain and manage arthritis
Help manage weight
Help to manage or avoid other health condition such as diabetes and heart disease
Who can join?
We are looking for people aged 18 years and older who are keen to increase their physical activity and who meet the following criteria:
have some difficulty walking 800m for any reason
are able to walk (i.e. not full-time wheelchair users)
are living in the community
are not currently doing more than 150mins/week of moderate physical activity
have sufficient hearing and English language skills for a phone based intervention