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Steps to Health: A European Framework to Promote Physical Activity for Health

Last Updated: 5/7/2021

This document provides Member States, experts and policy-makers with guidance on designing and implementing physical activity-promoting policy and action, aspart of a national public health agenda and through multisectoral cooperation.

case study

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision

Last Updated: 2/27/2019

The Centre for Ageing Better has produced a best practice guide to delivery of strength and balance programmes and the importance of referral pathways from rehabilitation to community based provision of programmes for effective dose for prevention of falls and frailty

guidance

Strong, Steady and Straight: An Expert Consensus Statement on Physical Activity and Exercise for Osteoporosis

Last Updated: 2/27/2019

This resource from the Royal Osteoporosis Society aims to give health practitioners the information and tools needed to advise osteoporosis patients on correct exercises and movements that may: Promote bone strength to reduce fracture risk, Reduce falls risk, and Help with the pain and symptoms associated with vertebral fractures

Evidence Brief

TravelWest: Transport and Health Essential Evidence

Last Updated: 2/25/2019

A wide selection of transport and health evidence briefings from this West of England transport hub, written by Edinburgh Napier's Dr Adrian Davis.

Evidence Brief

Transport Research Institute: Essential Evidence 4 Scotland

Last Updated: 2/25/2019

Transport Research Institute of Edinburgh Napier have been publishing a fortnightly one-page plain-English set of summaries on aspects of transport planning from robust peer reviewed studies.

professional support materials

BHF Exercise Referral Toolkit.

Last Updated: 2/18/2019

This toolkit was been developed by the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, to support professionals in designing, delivering, commissioning and evaluating exercise referral schemes.

guidance

Out to Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

Last Updated: 2/5/2019

In-depth 'Step-by-step guidance and practical advice for early learning and childcare settings and practitioners on how to access outdoor spaces to create safe, nurturing and inspiring outdoor learning experiences' from Scottish Government

report

Public attitudes to reducing overweight and obesity in Scotland

Last Updated: 2/5/2019

An NHS Health Scotland report containing data from ScotCen's Scottish Social Attitudes survey on how overweight and obesity and their consequences are recognised by people in Scotland. It also discusses barriers to maintaining a healthy weight, diet and physical activity. It then goes on to discuss who is responsible for reducing obesity, and what public support there is for this.

information for the public

New Food and Activity Triangle 'infographic' from Belgium

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

'New nutrition and physical activity guides have just been published by the Flemish Institute for Healthy Living. Designed to make every citizen aware of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and to motivate them to make healthy choices, the models are based on a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of existing models, the behaviour of citizens, as well as nutrition, physical activity, and communication science. '

resource

Moving Medicine

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

At ISPAH2018 the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine launched Moving Medicine, a free online evidenced-based resource supporting health professionals to raise the issue of Physical Activity with patients.

resource

WHO's ACTIVE: a toolkit for countries to increase physical activity and reduce noncommunicable diseases

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

At Ispah2018 the World Health Organisation launched their policy toolkit ACTIVE for countries to increase physical activity and reduce non-communicable diseases.

professional support materials

Physical Activity Brief Advice and Brief Intervention Scripts

Last Updated: 6/29/2018

The Physical Activity Brief Advice and Brief Intervention Scripts were developed by NHS Health Scotland for use in an NHS Physical Activity Pilot due to commence in Scotland in January 2013.

professional support materials

Scottish Physical Activity Screening Question (Scot-PASQ)

Last Updated: 6/29/2018

Scot-PASQ was developed by NHS Health Scotland for use in an NHS Physical Activity Pilot due to commence in Scotland in January 2013.

Uncategorised

Physical Activity Resources

Last Updated: 6/29/2018

There are a number of resources available to help professionals in Scotland to encourage the people that they work with to be more physically active. The resources, although useful, can often be hosted on different sites and by different organisations. PAHA has created this page to assist you in your efforts to promote physical activity by creating a one stop shop for physical activity resources.

guidance

NICE guideline: Physical activity and the environment

Last Updated: 4/20/2018

The NICE guideline for 'Physical activity and the environment' has been updated and replaced the 2008 version..

survey data

Safety fears cited as main reason why more children don’t travel actively to school

Last Updated: 2/12/2018

Fears over physical safety have been cited as the main barrier preventing parents and carers from allowing their children to travel actively to school, new research has revealed. The findings come from the School Travel Survey for Parents, released by Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Parent Teacher Council. It found that 42.4% of parents felt that unsafe walking and cycling routes, a lack of or inadequate pavements, ineffective or lack of crossings, unsafe school entrances and dangerous driving were all major factors which prevented their children from walking, cycling or scootering to school. Twenty nine percent of parents also said a lack of cycle routes was a barrier for their child travelling actively to school each day. The survey, of 1,232 parents from across Scotland, also revealed that convenience for parents was a key factor in influencing whether or not their children travelled actively to school (32.0% of responses). A lack of time (24.7%) was also the third highest barrier for parents when it came to active travel for their children.

report

Public attitudes to reducing overweight and obesity in Scotland

Last Updated: 2/12/2018

This report contains data from ScotCen's Scottish Social Attitudes survey. It looks at how overweight and obesity and their consequences are recognised by people in Scotland. It also discusses barriers to maintaining a healthy weight, diet and physical activity. It then goes on to discuss who is responsible for reducing obesity, and what public support there is for this.

report

Best buys for preventing NCDs

Last Updated: 1/12/2018

The World Health Organization has released a list of ‘Best Buys’ and recommended interventions to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The best buy for physical activity is considered to be the implementation of community-wide public education and awareness campaigns for physical activity which include mass media campaigns combined with other community-based education, motivational and environmental programmes aimed at supporting behavioural change of physical activity levels. Other cost effective interventions include the provision of physical activity counselling and referral as part of routine primary health care services through the use of brief interventions. The list also contains recommended interventions that have not been subject to a cost analysis. The report contains 88 interventions for: the four key behavioural risk factors for NCDs - tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity four key disease areas - cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease.

report

Obesity Statistics in Scotland

Last Updated: 1/9/2018

A new report by Scotland’s Chief Statistician summarises the latest figures on obesity in Scotland. The purpose of the report is to monitor the progress of the Scottish Government’s Prevention of Obesity Route Map. In 2016, 65% of adults aged 16 and over were overweight, including 29% who were obese. Levels of overweight and obesity increased between 1995 and 2008, but have remained relatively stable since then. Sixty four percent of adults aged 16 and over met the current moderate/vigorous physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week. There has been no significant change to this proportion since 2012. Seventy six percent of children are active for an average of 60 minutes per day (including school-based activity). Trends in physical activity for children have fluctuated over the years but the 2016 figure is the joint highest along with 2014.

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Planning Cities to boost Physical Activity

Last Updated: 1/9/2018

A new publication - Towards More Physical Activity in Cities - from the World Health Organization/Europe is offering guiding principles to help countries transform urban settings and public spaces to promote physically active lifestyles. It explores options and strategies to boost physical activity in cities and advocates urban planning as a means to prevent physical inactivity. The report discusses options for improving the physical infrastructure and spaces in cities and towns to transform the quality of public spaces and encourage more physical activity. The report offers an analysis of existing initiatives designed to boost physical activity in cities, aiming to move such initiatives forward. It also focuses on recent case studies of urban planning to promote physical activity. It specifically explores examples from parts of Europe that have been less studied, and aims to demonstrate how common principles and concepts in urban planning can be used to encourage greater levels of physical activity.

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