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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

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.


How do we address the low numbers of women travelling actively in the UK?

Last Updated: 3/12/2018

Gender inequality remains a big issue when it comes to active travel in the UK, says Sustrans. The charity has published a new report, ‘Are We Not There Yet?, revealing that women’s journeys around cities are typically shorter than men’s, use different modes of transport and are more likely to involve ‘trip-chaining’ (multi-stop journeys) which tend to be for a balance of child care, work and household responsibilities. While women are motivated to travel actively for physical and mental health reasons, worries about their personal safety, convenience (particularly when taking multi-stop trips) and appearance are all barriers to preventing them from cycling and walking, says the report. It looked at the travel habits and choices of nearly 2,000 women in Glasgow and combined the findings with a literature review of research on women’s travel patterns across Scotland, the UK and Europe. The report also highlighted that few women are involved in creating transport policy and planning in the UK. Currently, transport has the lowest percentage of women in senior posts within the public sector in Scotland, with women representing only 6.25% heads of transport bodies. In addition, the transport sector accounts for only 22% of female workers UK-wide. Read the full report here:

professional support materials

Scottish Physcial Activity Screening Validation Report (Scot PASQ)

Last Updated: 4/11/2017

Scot PASQ was developed by NHS Health Scotland for use in a Physical Activity Pilot. Development and Validation The Scottish Physical Activity Screening questionnaire (Scot -PASQ) was developed and validated by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with the University of Edinburgh for use in an NHS Physical Activity Pilot. The Pilot The pilot assessed the feasibility of implementing a Physical Activity Pathway delivering Brief Advice and Brief Interventions in primary care in Scotland.


Realising Realistic Medicine - Scotland's CMO annual report

Last Updated: 4/11/2017

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer has published her second annual report, Realising Realistic Medicine. Realistic Medicine aims to put the person receiving health and care at the centre of decision-making and creates a personalised approach to their care. It aims to reduce harm, waste and unwarranted variation, while managing risks and innovating to improve. The report also contains a traditional snapshot of the health of the nation. In terms of adults (16 years and over) there has been relatively little change in physical activity levels over the last few years, and there continues to be a difference by gender. Whilst over two-thirds of men meet physical activity guidelines, less than 60% of women do. Additionally, just under one in five men have very low levels of activity, this is closer to one in four women.

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‘Pensioner’s playground’ launched at Inverleith Park

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

Grand opening of ‘mature movers’ gym equipment at Inverleith Park


New 'Get Set to Go' website launched

Last Updated: 4/15/2016

Mind, a Mental Health Charity in England and Wales,has launched a new motivational website to help women with mental health problems choose a sport which is suitable to them enabling them to take the first step and get active to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.


This Girl Can - One Year On

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

2.8 million women aged 14-40 who recognised the This Girl Can campaign have done some or more activity as a result according to independent research.


Parliamentary Motion: Addressing Sedentary Behaviour in Older People

Last Updated: 1/8/2016

The following Motion (S4M-15125) was lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Margaret McCulloch MSP, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour on 9 December 2015.

community project

Velocity - Women's Cycle to Health Scheme

Last Updated: 10/21/2015

An initiative helping women to improve their mental health through cycling has involved 20 participants since its launch in August this year.


Brits Three Times Less Active than the Dutch

Last Updated: 6/19/2015

Latest figures from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have found that 44% of British adults perform no moderate physical activity.

research review

Go Where Women Are

Last Updated: 6/19/2015

Sport England has produced a review exploring the current understanding of women's sport and exercise.


Football Fans in Training to Tackle Obesity

Last Updated: 2/27/2015

On 13 February 2015 findings from an evaluation of the effectiveness of a programme to help football fans lose weight, feel better and live a healthier lifestyle, were published.


'This Girl Can' Campaign

Last Updated: 1/22/2015

‘This Girl Can’ is a campaign led by Sport England in partnership with English organisations to reduce gender inequalities in sport participation.


Falls Prevention Exercise - following the evidence

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

This publication explains 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.


Physical Activity in Adults Factsheet

Last Updated: 1/22/2013

The BHF National Centre has produced a factsheet on physical activity patterns among adults in Scotland. This latest resource provides up-to-date facts and figures on physical activity behaviours.


The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health

Last Updated: 12/3/2012

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) is a key source for physical activity and health information in the UK.


Barriers to sports participation for women and girls

Last Updated: 5/4/2011

Factsheet that identifies barriers and recommendations for participation in sport for women and girls.


At Least Five a Week

Last Updated: 5/4/2011

A key source of evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health.

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