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Physical Activity Resources

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.



National Physical Activity Pathway

The up to date national physical activity pathway guidance is provided by NHS Health Scotland.

Get Active Your Way Every Day

Get active your way every day is a public facing booklet and activity wheel which can be used to educate and encourage those that you are working with to be more active.

Get active your way every day - print friendly resource

This short print-friendly resource is designed for healthcare professionals to give to their patients. This leaflet provides the ‘need to know’ information about being active. More information on being more active can be found in the more detailed get active your way every day booklet.

Scottish physical activity screening questionnaire (Scot-PASQ)

The Scot-PASQ is a tool that can be used to ascertain how active a person is and how ready they are to change their behaviour. (updated June 2018).

Brief advice and brief intervention scripts

The brief advice and brief intervention scripts describe how advice and interventions can be delivered by professionals.

Physical activity pathway practitioners guide

The physical activity pathway practitioners guidegives rationale and background for professionals on the physical activity pathway, and how to use Scot-PASQ and the brief advice and brief intervention scripts. 

Physical activity pathway quick guide

The physical activity pathway quick guide is a shortened version of the full practitioner guide.

Raising the issue of physical activity

The online e-learning module raising the issue of physical activity can be used to increase the professional's knowledge and understanding of the benefits of being physically active and how to raise the issue with patients.

Every step counts video

The Health Promoting Health Service video Every Step Counts visually demonstrates brief advice and brief interventions in practice in the secondary care setting.

Every step counts facilitated learning pack

The Every Step Counts Facilitated Learning Pack is intended to support the learning of professionals as they view the Event Step Counts video.

Dr Mike Evans Visual Lecture 23.5 hours

The visual lecture 23.5 hours gives an overview as to why physical activity is so important.

Development of key themes for physical activity promotion: learning note

NHS Health Scotland commissioned research to understand the key themes that should be used by professionals to engage members of the public to be more physically active. This learning note brings together the findings in a succinct summary.

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Register as a member of PAHA to be kept up to date with the latest developments of physical activity in Scotland.


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