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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

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.

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.

events

Age Scotland Coastline Challenge

Last Updated: 10/25/2016

The coastline and borders of Scotland is the setting for Age Scotland’s Let’s Get Moving challenge!

government

Health Select Committee Report

Last Updated: 8/27/2015

The UK Government responds to the Health Select Committee's report on the impact of physical activity and diet in health.

research review

Change4Life Evidence Review

Last Updated: 8/27/2015

Public Health England study finds physically active children are happier and more confident.

news and communications

Dementia Friendly Walking Community

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

Paths for All, the nationwide champion of walking for all in Scotland, has been awarded a funding boost of £300,000 to develop a dementia friendly walking community.

briefing paper

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Last Updated: 2/26/2015

This briefing paper looks at the evidence base and discusses the relationship between physical activity and mental health.

conference proceedings

BHFNC annual conference 2014

Last Updated: 12/3/2014

Presentation slides now available from the BHFNC 2014 conference, 'Creative Partnerships: Promoting physical activity by stealth'.

briefing paper

Practice briefing – children aged 6-11 years

Last Updated: 10/14/2013

This BHFNC practice briefing suggests practical strategies for promoting physical activity with children aged 6-11.

guidance

Interpreting the UK physical activity guidelines for children

Last Updated: 3/8/2013

This new booklet from the BHFNC will help anyone working with children and young people to use the Government’s physical activity guidelines.

report

Costing the burden of ill health related to physical inactivity in Scotland

Last Updated: 2/19/2013

This report describes the work undertaken to develop and apply a methodology to produce estimates of the direct primary and secondary care costs to the NHS attributable to physical inactivity for Scotland.

organisation

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.

report

Girls on the Move - Impact Statement

Last Updated: 7/11/2011

A closer look at the work of Youth Scotland's Girls on the Move programme

guidance

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.

clinical practice guidelines

Energising Lives: A Guide to Promoting Physical Activity in Primary Care

Last Updated: 11/16/2009

Energising Lives provides physical activity guidance for primary care professionals.

policy

Healthy Care Briefing: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Last Updated: 10/16/2009

A briefing paper on the Healthy Care Standards policy, from the National Children's Bureau, on physical activity and healthy eating.

journal article

A controlled evaluation of a School-based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Among Sedentary Adolescent Females: Project FAB

Last Updated: 10/5/2009

Study that evaluated the efficacy of a school based intervention designed to increase adolescent females physical activity levels.

organisation

European Network for the Promotion of Health Enhancing Physical Activity

Last Updated: 9/22/2009

The European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe) is a collaborative project which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.

evaluation

Evaluation of The Distribution and Impact of The Class Moves Programme

Last Updated: 9/14/2009

Evaluation of the distribution and impact of The Class Moves! Uptake and use of the resource in primary schools in Scotland.

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