AMHERST, Mass. – Kinesiology researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are seeking men and women between the ages of 81 and 85 to participate in a study that measures physical exertion while walking.
In one four-hour visit to the Physical Activity and Health Laboratory at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, volunteer participants will walk on a treadmill and perform daily life activities such as folding laundry, typing on a computer and watching a movie. They will wear several small devices that measure walking steps and physical activity. Participants will receive a $75 Target gift card for their time.
Study volunteers have the option to participate in an additional component of the study, which includes one week of physical-activity monitoring during usual free-living behavior and a visit to the lab to walk on the treadmill to measure aerobic fitness. Two $50 Target gift cards are offered for these optional parts of the study.
To sign up, or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413/545-1583.