Manfred Diehl, a faculty member in the Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles concentration and a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and a team of other researchers are testing a new approach on how to better motivate middle-aged and older adults to make physical activity a lasting part of their daily routine.

They recently received a $2.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a randomized controlled trial titled “Testing Psychological Mechanisms to Promote Physical Activity in Adults.” It will follow about 300 study participants over the course of an entire year.

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