Care…about physical activity. An article about physical activity promotion and engagement in care homes

Edith Macintosh and our very own Bob Laventure, have just published an article in “Working with older people” called “Care … about physical activity” in care homes in Scotland”. You can view the article online here, or download the article here. The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach being taken, to improve…

NICE issue new guidance on individual behaviour change

This guidance makes recommendations on individual-level behaviour change interventions aimed at changing the behaviours that can damage people’s health. It includes a range of approaches for people aged 16 and over, from single interventions delivered as the opportunity arises to planned, high intensity interventions that may take place over a number of sessions. The guidance…

Age UK publish EXPERT SERIES on Falls Prevention – for commissioners and policy makers

Document Title: Falls Prevention Exercise – following the evidence Document Purpose: To explain the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls. Target Audience: Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health professionals, commissioners of care services, health and care service providers,…

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…

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…