Lifestyle Intervention Independent Living Aged Care
This will be a six month trial with ethical approval for future follow-up assessments The aim of this research is to investigate the effects of a six month evidence based diet and exercise program on cognitive abilities, mood, general health and perceived wellness. The present trial will consist of 208 persons 60-90 years of age, living independently. Participants will be randomly allocated to one of four conditions:
- Group 1 : Diet change to reflect a greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet
- Group 2 : Exercise change to walk 30 to 40 minutes every second day
- Group 3 : Combined diet and exercise change
- Group 4 : Control group with no diet or exercise change
Assessments will take place at baseline, 3 months and 6 months Blood biomarkers will be collected at baseline and the final visit only.