The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effects of healthy lifestyle training on fitness, brain health, and cognitive function in older adults randomized to a "brisk walking" condition or to a "healthy aging education" condition. The focus of this study is to investigate if the brain benefits observed under "supervised training" can also apply when the training is done remotely in a person's real-world environment.
Improve brain health and cognitive functions in older adults who are NOT currently very physically active
- No memory or other cognitive problems
- Age 65 to 80
- Be in good overall health (e.g., able to walk independently, no falls in the past year resulting in hospitalization)
- Owns a smartphone
- No neurological conditions (including dementia or mild cognitive impairment)
- Able to undergo MRI
Depending on your assignment, the study requires:
- Home-based exercises
- Home-based healthy aging reading materials
*Note: You cannot choose your group assignment.
3 months at home plus 5 measurement visits to UC San Diego campus