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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

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Sport protects mental health of children who experience trauma

Last Updated: 2/12/2018

Taking part in sport protects children who are abused or neglected from developing mental health problems in later life, according to a major public health study. People who had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult, the study found. People who had traumatic childhoods were also more likely to be mentally healthy if they took part in sport as adults. The study confirmed a strong link between ACEs, which include sexual and physical abuse, parental separation and living with domestic violence, and mental illness as an adult. It said people who had four or more ACEs were four times more likely to be receiving treatment for current mental illnesses and 10 times more likely to have self-harmed or felt suicidal than those who had experienced none. Read more below:

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Central Scotland Green Network

Last Updated: 8/15/2017

Five new case studies are available to download from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) website. The case studies, which cover routes in Copenhagen, Hamburg, Belfast, Edinburgh and across the UK, offer a flavour of how active travel and green infrastructure can be integrated within different worldwide contexts. Green active travel routes represent the deliberate choice to combine natural planting, greenery or water systems together with paths for people on foot or on bike. The addition of green infrastructure to active travel routes provides multiple benefits. These include flood mitigation, climate change adaption, increased biodiversity, connectivity and a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.

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Inverclyde Million Miles Challenge

Last Updated: 7/27/2017

World Walking is a free and easy to use website/app designed simply to motivate people to walk more inspired by the exploits of the Inverclyde Globetrotters, a voluntary, not for profit group formed from an exercise class which meets at Inverclyde Leisure’s Waterfront Gym in Greenock each week as part of Inverclyde Leisure’s wide range of fit for life exercise classes.

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New Green Ways to Health Case Study

Last Updated: 7/19/2017

The latest case study from the NHS Greenspace Demonstration Project has been published by the Green Exercise Partnership on developments at New Craigs Hospital Inverness. The full case study can be accessed via the link below:

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Health Walks are helping to reconnect the Highlands

Last Updated: 7/17/2017

Walking for Health project, Step It Up Highland have added two new case studies to their growing series. Both highlight how Health Walks play an important community development role helping people living in rural areas to become more active and socially connected. Case study 11 - Tackling social isolation Mallaig area Walking Group explains how the weekly Health Walk in Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig has brought people together. Rotating each week between the three areas gives everyone an opportunity to visit new locations. Car sharing is popular, along with a visit to a local café at the end of the walk. One 86-year-old walker said, “I am so much more confident now in my ability to walk and have discovered the joy of using walking poles. I would never have done this without the security of a led walk in the company of others.” Read more below:

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New study reveals that physical activity levels decline from age seven

Last Updated: 3/31/2017

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that young people’s activity levels start to decline from the age of seven. The study used objective physical activity data, measured with an accelerometer, using data from the Gateshead Millennium Study with eight years of follow up. The authors conclude that future policy and research efforts to promote physical activity should begin well before adolescence, and should include both boys and girls.

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Beware of the Chair

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

NHS Highland Occupational Health Physiotherapists Lesley Marshall and Michelle Smith created and implemented the ‘Beware of the Chair’ campaign which aimed to educate NHS Highland staff about the health risks attached to high levels of sedentary behaviour. It’s aim was to improve staff health and wellbeing.

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World Walking - Inverclyde Globetrotters

Last Updated: 2/26/2015

Inverclyde Globetrotters are a Greenock based gym-based exercise group which tackles long virtual walks for fun and to help them stay healthy. They have launched their free, fun, simple to use virtual walking website/app which overlays the steps/miles which individuals and groups clock up in the real world on a choice of virtual walks to some of the world’s greatest places.

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Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village Street Design case study published

Last Updated: 12/3/2014

Case studies published to support the implementation of Designing Streets policy, including those for Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and Wauchope Square

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PAHA Awards 2014 Case Study Booklet

Last Updated: 4/10/2014

A case study booklet giving more information of the winners of the PAHA awards programme 2014.

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Moving Forward - Pilton Community Health Project

Last Updated: 4/7/2014

The ‘Moving Forward project within the Pilton Community Health Project (PCHP) carried out a piece of participatory action research that explored and sought to address the deeper issues preventing people in North Edinburgh from taking part in regular physical activity.

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Fit for Girls Case Study Pack

Last Updated: 11/23/2011

A series of case studies showing how Fit for Girls has been implemented in different areas of Scotland.

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Walk About: Upbeat Stories from walking with young people

Last Updated: 2/10/2011

Paths for All is a national charity promoting walking for health and the development of multi-use path networks across Scotland. The Walking for Health programme was established in 2001 with the aim of reducing the number of inactive people in Scotland through the delivery of a national walking programme.

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Smarter Choices, Smarter Places

Last Updated: 3/17/2010

Smarter Choices Smarter Places is a Scottish Government partnership project with COSLA. Designed to increase active travel and public transport use and tackle transport emissions, it will contribute to a number of objectives in the Scottish Government's National Performance Framework, and Local Authorities' Single Outcome Agreements.

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Addressing the Socioeconomic Determinants of Healthy Eating Habits and Physical Activity Levels Among Adolescents

Last Updated: 10/19/2009

This case study report from ten countries focuses on health behaviours of school children.

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Collaboration Between the Health and Transport Sectors in Promoting Physical Activity: Examples From European Countries

Last Updated: 10/19/2009

Physical inactivity is becoming increasingly prevalent in Europe. Yet walking and cycling can play an important role in promoting daily physical activity because they can easily be integrated as forms of transport into daily life at minimal cost.

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