Cardiovascular health: Fitness intensive therapy (Get Fit) to promote healthy living in older adults

HS 2016-2713
Lorraine Evangelista, PhD
UCI Medical Center in Orange and the Institute for Clinical & Translational Science (ICTS) in Irvine

This study aims to test if behavioral counseling will help adults over the age of 60 who are at risk for cardiovascular disease improve their eating habits and physical activity.

Adults must be 60 years or older and have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  • Overweight/obese
  • Not eating enough fruit (4 servings) and vegetables (5 servings) per day
  • Eating more than 11 grams of saturated fat a day
  • Not being active for at least 150 minutes per week

Three two-hour long visits in six (6) months, and daily food/activity logging into an application on a smartphone for three (3) months.

As a result of this study, participants may have a decrease in risk in cardiovascular disease or they may not.

Participants will be given their wearable fitness device (FitBit Flex 2) to keep for personal use, a one-year paid subscription to the My Fitness Pal app, as well as $50 at baseline visit, $50 at three-month visit and $100 at six-month visit (total $200).

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Diet therapy, Exercise therapy
Jessica Ardo, UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing