Research Study Explores: Why Is It Good To Exercise?


Next Steps

  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Understand if you’re eligible to participate
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Research Center: Cedars Sinai Medical Center (CSMC)
Location: 8635 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90048
Lead Researcher: Dr. Nicolas Musi
IRB: This study has been reviewed and approved by the smart Institutional Review Board


We know exercise can contribute to good health. However, do we know exactly why it can improve our health? Until this point, there has not been a clear understanding of what actually is happening deep within the body, or how the molecular structure of the body changes to improve and preserve health.

Having a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity will help researchers and clinicians to better prescribe and tailor exercise programming in the future.

The purpose of this research study is to learn about how exercise benefits health. We know that being physically active is good for our health, but we don’t completely understand how it changes the cells in our bodies. Understanding the cellular benefits of exercise could help scientists develop new treatments and improve health care advice in the future.

This research study seeks adults 18+ who currently do not regularly exercise. Participants are required to attend up to 14 study visits at the research site over a 6-month period as well as potentially take part in exercise sessions which will be held 3x a week for 12 weeks.

Why Participate?

  • You may experience an improvement in your overall health.
  • You will be compensated up to $1500 for participating in this research study.
  • You will help researchers to understand how exercise reduces disease risk.
  • You will help healthcare providers to prescribe better exercise plans designed for individual patients and clients.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the research study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this research study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the research study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Adults 18 years of age or older
  • Do not have diabetes
  • Do not regularly exercise
  • Can participate in an exercise program 3x a week for 12 weeks
  • Able to attend study visits over a 6 month period
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, if you are not fully vaccinated but you plan to, you may still be eligible for this study but will be placed on the waiting list. The study team can further explain this.


What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the study questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, a member of the research team will contact you to discuss the study and answer any questions you may have.
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