To prevent chronic disease, thirty-minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity has substantial positive effects. Yet, only 46% of Australians meet the National Physical Activity Guidelines which is costing Australia an estimated $1.6 billion in health care costs every year.
CQUniversity, the University of Newcastle and the University of Adelaide are conducting a new and innovative research project, aiming to get Australian adults more active through the use of online personally tailored physical activity advice for improving physical activity habits of Australian adults.
The TaylorActive Project will allow you to enter your physical activity onto the website and receive personally tailored advice that will encourage you to improve your physical activity routine and improve your health.
The TaylorActive Project is a 9 month project and to participate you need to be willing to increase your physical activity. Participants will wear an Actigraph – a small battery operated, waist worn device, attached to a belt that measures periods of movement to tell us how much physical activity you have been doing, for seven days.
After wearing the Actigraph, you will also complete a telephone survey, which will be repeated again at 3 and 9 months. The survey will ask you some background information about yourself, your physical activity levels and what you think of the intervention you are using. Each survey will take approximately 30 minutes and we will provide you with an incentive, upon completion at each time point.
If you live in Australia, currently engage in little to no daily physical activity and would like to increase your physical activity levels, you may be eligible to participate in this research project.
For more information on the TaylorActive research project:
Complete our eligibility survey at www.tayloractive.org.au or call the TaylorActive Project on (07) 4923 2040.