"Transformation is not five minutes from now. It is a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self image and self-esteem"

~ Jillian Michaels

What is Active Choices?

Active Choices is a program developed by a team of behavioral scientists at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC), Stanford University School of Medicine, with the input of experts oin the areas of Medicine, Public Health, Exercise Science, and Psychology. 

The Active Choices program was developed to assist peer mentors and volunteers to implement telephone-supervised programs focused on increasing physical activity to improve cardiovascular health for inactive or under-active older adults.

Active Choices has been tested in a series of randomized, controlled clinical research trials.  Decades of research have demonstrated its effectiveness as a safe, successful method to assist sedentary older adults to adopt and maintain an ongoing program of regular aerobic exercise. It can be adapted to a variety of communities and populations. 

The Active Choices program comes with training materials and toolkit that can give peer mentors the skills and resources to deliver individually-tailored, personalized exercise advice, counseling, and goals for older adults of all ages, and at all levels of physical fitness and personal motivation.

For inquiries about Active Choices Program toolkit and trainings,

please contact Ines Campero, HARTS Lab Manager 

at icampero@stanford.edu