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 designed for professionals who require a detailed review of the evidence base available for physical activity in older adults.
Information is included on:
Physical and psychological outcomes of physical activity
Sedentary behaviour and health outcomes
Current levels of physical activity
Current levels of sedentary behaviour
Factors affecting participation in physical activity
Public health guidelines for physical activity
Interventions to increase physical activity
Implications for practice
Download the briefing from their website.