Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors 2013

Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association can be viewed here. If you have trouble accessing the link, click here to download the pdf from the LLT website. This scientific statement provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise recommendations…

NICE quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

NICE have issued new care standards for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes that includes ACTIVITY 🙂 2014. The quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes is made up of 6 statements that describe high-quality care for older people (aged 65 and older) in care homes. These statements set…

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,…

Improving later life: Understanding the Oldest Old – AgeUK – free download

Dawn Skelton has been working closely with AgeUK for some years on falls awareness campaigns and exercise booklets, but recently, Age UK have pulled together experts to summarise what’s known in their area of research about this ‘4th generation’ and set out their advice. These summaries have been collated into a readable, informative book, aimed…

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…