New USA Guidelines on Physical Activity in Older People (2009) now recommend strength and balance activities not just moderate physical activity :)

The new USA PA guidelines (for young people, adults and older adults) have now been published and are available to download at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/reports/index.htm The UK have also been updating their guidelines and the BHF NCPAH hope to publish there in later in 2011. For further information about the consultation, visit the BHF website. Dawn Skelton,…

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

C. Jones, Debra Rose. The first book to detail the fundamental knowledge and skills associated with the curriculum standards for training physical activity instructors of older adults. The proposed standards were developed by a national coalition of senior fitness specialists and published in 1998 in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Physical Activity Instruction…

Later Life Training collaborating on NIHR research project – ProAct65+

Dawn Skelton, Susie Dinan-Young and Bob Laventure are co-investigators on a large National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment research grant. This multi-centre RCT trial in primary care (London, Nottingham and Derby) compares a community group exercise programme (FaME) with home based exercise (OEP) and with usual care for people aged 65 and over.…

Dawn Skelton working on MRC research project ENVISAGE

Dawn Skelton is a co-investigator on a large Medical Research Council research grant entitled “ENVISAGE-Promoting Physical independence by involving users in rehabilitation through dynamic visualisations of movement data”. The large project team include Prof Phil Rowe at the University of Strathclyde, Prof Alaistair MacDonald at the Glasgow School of Art and other co-investigators at Glasgow…