Keeping Masters Athletic

Written by Jessica Coulson on 30/06/2014

Masters athletes are invited to take part in a research study investigating physical activity in older adults at Manchester Metropolitan University

Masters athletes are invited to take part in a research study investigating physical activity in older adults at Manchester Metropolitan University.  The study which is called “Vertical Impacts on Bone in the Elderly” aims to understand physical activity patterns in older athletes and how vertical impact loads arising from this affect bone and other systems.  The research team are asking for volunteers from Masters Athletes over the age of 65 who have achieved a BMAF merit standard sprint, middle or long distance in the last 12 months.

Participants who complete a short questionaire and activity monitoring with an accelerometer for one week will be invited to a study centre in Manchester to complete 2 hours of state-of-the-art assessments of muscle and bone health.

There is no direct benefit in taking part, but it is hoped that the findings of this research will help in the understanding of physical activity in older adults and how this can improve health. Any travel costs incurred from visiting the research center will be reimbursed. Anyone completing the tests will be sent a summary of the results of their activity monitoring and the bone scans and physical activity measures taken.

For more information and pictures refer to the attached leaflet.

If you wish to take part contact the Research Centre by phone on 0161 247 5410 or by email to RKECheshire@mmu.ac.uk