Berries and Steps Study

Do you lack motivation to exercise? Join a study exploring antioxidants and exercise.

Are you aged 65 or older, lack motivation to engage in exercise, and occasionally or frequently have feelings of fatigue or sadness?

The Berries and Steps Study at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston is seeking participants.

Study Goals

Investigators are looking to learn about the relationship between antioxidants (commonly found in blueberries) and motivation to exercise. Researchers think that supplementing one's diet with antioxidants on a daily basis may be a practical way to reduce inflammation and improve lack of motivation to exercise.

Study Participation Overview

The Berries and Steps Study involves:

  • Six visits over 14 weeks
  • Health questionnaires 
  • Diet records
  • Three blood draws
  • Physical activity monitor
  • Study powder consumption
  • Up to $300 compensation and transportation provided

How to Sign Up

If you’re interested in participating in the Berries and Steps Study, send us an email or call 617-971-5430.

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Study Faculty

View Marcus Institute researchers leading the Berries And Steps Study.

Photo of Courtney Millar, PhD at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston, MA

Courtney Millar, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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