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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Older Adults Practice Briefing: Older Adults: Practical Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity

This British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) practice briefing uses research evidence to provide practical strategies to effectively promote physical activity with older adults.

The briefing particularly focuses on people aged 65 and over who are already active or in transition towards becoming frailer. It focuses on enabling them to continue living independently.

The briefing includes recommendations covering:
  • planning and developing physical activity initiatives
  • working with the individual
  • working in partnership with others.
It also includes a practical example of how the strategies recommended in this document have been used in one exercise referral scheme.

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