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"Our results add to the evidence that more physical activity is linked to larger brain volume in older people," Gu concluded. "It also builds on evidence that moving your body more often throughout one's life may protect against loss of brain volume." https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-athletes-way/202003/4-daily-habits-could-stop-your-brain-shrinking 6th March 2020
More GPs should prescribe walking to improve mental health and long-term physical health conditions, says a new report published today (Friday 6 March) by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.   Source: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/doctors-should-prescribe-walking-to-improve-mental-health-says-new-report (March 2020)
The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which aims to improve the lives of people in Gloucestershire. One of the key elements to do this is through physical activity Source: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/gloucestershire-health-and-wellbeing-board/our-focus/? (September 2019)
The study focused on older adults who had milder problems with memory and thinking skills. The researchers found that six months of moderate exercise -- walking or pedaling a stationary bike -- turned some of those issues around. Source: https://consumer.healthday.com/fitness-information-14/walking-health-news-288/just-6-months-of-walking-may-boost-aging-brains-740826.html (December 2018)
Physiotherapists integrated promotion of physical activity, however there is a poor understanding of brief interventions and poor knowledge of PA guidelines. They also were not meeting current PA recommendations themselves Source: https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/bmjosem/3/1/e000290.full.pdf (September 2017)
1h a week of combined training for 30 weeks improved morphological and health-related markers as well as exercise performance in obese adolescents in both normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32037783 (February 2020)
“Generation Inactive 2: Nothing About Us, Without Us”, aims to go beyond the first edition by providing a framework for understanding the multi-faceted and interactive effects of personal, social and environmental factors that influence children’s physical activity behaviour. Source: https://www.ukactive.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Generation_Inactive-2_Nothing_About_Us_Without_Us.pdf (September 2018)
A new report, The Health of the Nation: A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives, was published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Longevity. It found that women in the UK are living for 29 years in poor health and men for 23 years: an increase of 50% for women and 42% for men on previous estimates based on self-reported data. Source: https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/63446/longer-life-not-a-problem-to-be-tackled-but-a-goal-to-be-pursued-via-healthy
An ever-increasing body of research indicates that the environment in which we live is inextricably linked to our health across the life course. For example, the design of our neighbourhoods can influence physical activity levels, travel patterns, social connectivity, mental and physical health and wellbeing outcomes. However, it is important to recognise that the causal links between built environment and health are often complex, in that they are influenced by numerous, sometimes conflicting,
Despite its importance, PA support and promotion is not always prioritised. MDTs lack confidence in their ability to promote PA. Standardised advice and training relating to optimal intensities, durations and types of PA would provide a baseline from which to individualise advice to each patient and could increase confidence in PA promotion among MDTs. Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003194061930032X (March 2020)
We need to be aware of the benefits of physical activity and simple methods of physical activity promotion, so we can take advantage of any opportunity to promote a more physically active lifestyle. By educating our future physiotherapists at the University of Canberra to promote physical activity at any opportunity, we plan to make every contact count. Source: https://www.physiosforpa.com/post/physiotherapy-students-need-to-know-why-we-prescribe-physical-activity-an-interview-with-dr-freene (
Dr. Campbell, BSc.PT, PhD, is a physical therapist and research scientist who is leading the effort to understand the role of exercise in cancer prevention, rehabilitation and survivorship. Her group focuses on principles of exercise physiology, clinical trials methodology and epidemiology to examine the beneficial effects of exercise and inform clinical practice. Listen as Dr. Campbell discusses the role that exercise plays in reducing your risk and improving your recovery. Source: https://www