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

Purpose

Purpose

The world’s population is ageing and more people are living longer. At the same time, those that do live longer have more years lived with disease and disability. While many older adults enjoy good health, poor physical mobility, mood disorders, pain and cognitive deficits are common and have been linked to poor life quality. Regular physical activity can assist these health problems, yet older adults are inactive. One possible reason is that conventional aerobic and strength exercises may not be feasible or appealing.

The purpose of this project is to explore the effects of participation in a yoga-based exercise program on wellbeing (primary study outcome) in older adults. Effects of yoga on a range of secondary health outcomes will also be examined.