Registrations for this study are now closed

Thank you for your interest in the Healthy and Active for Life Online study. Registration to participate in the study has closed.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please visit Healthy and Active for Life Online.

Healthy and Active for Life Online is a free program for adults in NSW who are aged 60 and older. Developed by NSW Health, the program supports older adults to do more exercise and make healthier choices around food and drink.

NSW Health is currently conducting a research study around this program. As a part of this study, participants are assigned to one of the following interventions:

  • an online program where participants work through a series of modules and receive phone calls with a trained health professional or
  • receive printed educational materials about healthy lifestyles for older adults.

The content in both interventions is similar and cover healthy eating and physical activity.

Participants were asked to provide some information to our research team before starting the program, as well as a follow-up interview 12-14 months after completing the program. Participants who complete both surveys will receive a $30 electronic gift voucher.

Participants were eligible for the study if they:

  • were 60 years or older
  • were independently mobile (can walk without the assistance of another person)
  • did not live in an assisted living facility (e.g. nursing home)
  • did not have a cognitive impairment (dementia, Parkinson's) that affects their ability to do gentle exercise or participate in a group setting
  • did not participate in an exercise program (other than walking)
  • had not participated in the Stepping On program within the last 3 years
  • had access to a computer or tablet
  • had space to exercise safely at home.

Contact us

To learn more about the study, please contact the research team:

Email: halo.study@sydney.edu.au.

Privacy statement

The data provided to NSW Health during the sign-up process will be encrypted and stored on a secure server (managed by Amazon Web Service). Personally identifiable data will only be accessible to the research team, and will be managed in accordance with the data management guidelines from NHMRC.

This study has been approved by the South Western Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics committee, HREC Reference: 2020/ETH01623. This study is registered with the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12620001312932.


Current as at: Monday 24 October 2022
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health