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 will be 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 will be 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.

You are eligible for the study if you:

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

To sign up for the study go to  Healthy and Active for Life Online sign-up survey


Contact us

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


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: Tuesday 22 February 2022
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health