Physical activity to improve wellbeing and promote healthy ageing among older adults:
Randomized controlled Trial

Control Intervention

Control Intervention

Participants will undergo 1 hour session thrice in a week for 12 weeks, it will include mild regular exercises such as warm up movements, walking and stretching. Participants will be encouraged to train at a level they find suitable, while maintaining proper form, as instructed by instructor. Each mild exercise session will conclude with a five-minute rest/relaxation period. Each session will be one hour long, and participants will be instructed to attend 3 sessions per week for 12-weeks.

In addition, they will be encouraged to complete at least one additional one mild exercise session at home, practicing what they learn at the center. Weekly follow up of participants will be done during intervention and after intervention to record adverse effect and compliance. The rationale for including a mild exercise control group, where participants are contacted with a similar frequency as the intervention group, is to reduce the likelihood of a Hawthorne effect. In this way, the control group will receive a similar frequency of ‘attention’ from the intervention.