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The Research Programme

LiveWell will focus on key aspects of lifestyle known to influence ageing and we will develop novel interventions in the areas of:

Healthy Diet: The focus will be on eating a tasty Mediterranean-style diet that is full of foods and drinks that are good for us, and to find ways to make this an attractive part of people’s lifestyle.

Physical activity: (e.g. walking and swimming) The challenge will be to develop physical activity interventions which are effective and sustainable.

Social: (e.g. maintaining social networks and meaningful roles).  Retirement for some presents an opportunity to pursue personal interests and leisure activities, whilst others miss the challenges of work, or find themselves feeling socially isolated.  Our aim is to develop socially-inclusive interventions that enable people to participate in fulfilling activities and roles.