International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults-2004

By the International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity in collaboration with the Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nancy A. Ecclestone, Canada C. Jessie Jones, United States The recognized value of physical activity in preserving functional capacity and reducing physical frailty in later years, combined with the support of the medical…

New older adults physical activity evidence briefing launched

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health have launched a freely downloadable physical activity evidence briefing. This briefing, written by our very own Bob Laventure, highlights useful information regarding the new physical activity guidelines for older people launched by the four nationals Chief Medical Officers last year. This evidence briefing is…

UK wide physical activity guidelines for older people launched 11 July 2011

Start Active_Stay Active was launched today (11/07/11) by the four home counties’ Chief Medical Officers. The document updates the existing guidelines for children, young people and adults but for the first time, includes guidance on physical activity in the early years and older adults.  For all age groups, this guidance highlights the risks of Sedentary…

INSPIRE – Spring 2011 LLT Newsletter

Today we launched INSPIRE. Later Life Training qualified instructors, leaders and those who work closely with us have been asking for updates on a whole variety of things. We have a mix of updates on each of our courses, highlights from research (with our courses), highlights from practice (model services), upcoming events, thought provoking questions…