Later Life Training Celebrates International Day of the Older Person on 1st October with even more additional movement minutes

Why are we embarking on this new Make Movement Your Mission (MMYM) mission? #MMYM went live on Facebook on 23rd March 2020 hoping to provide light during the lockdown by offering 3 daily bite sized movement snacks providing accurate information and messaging with a range of options designed so that something could be achievable for…

Make Movement your Mission: Supporting people to move throughout the Covid 19 pandemic

On the 23rd March 2020 the UK went into lockdown to attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19. That same day LLT went LIVE with Make Movement your Mission. Our Mission? to provide opportunities for our teachers and instructors to help their class and group members remain active throughout Covid 19. In particular, to reach…

NEW Cochrane Review: EXERCISE and FALLS PREVENTION (2019)

Its been eagerly awaited! And its here! To view the full document and download from the Cochrane Library. It confirms Sherringtons 2017 review, balance, functional and strength structured exercise programmes reduce both falls rate and number of fallers. Tai Chi may reduces both (evidence slightly less robust). Importantly it still states there is not enough…

Exercise and Osteoporosis. Expert Statement from the Royal Osteoporosis Society (Dec 2018)

In Dec, at the ROS Conference in Birmingham, an Expert Statement on Exercise and Osteoporosis was launched. Alongside some QUICK GUIDES, the statement is for professionals working with people with Osteoporosis and promotes the positive message of DO MORE. The evidence for maintaining bone health is mostly around weight bearing impact exercise and progressive strength…

FFMOT Resources to run an event

We hope you come on one of our training events to support your delivery of the Functional Fitness MOT with older people as the tests themselves and the resources are only as good as the conversation you have with people afterwards 🙂 However, we have produced a series of supporting resources for any events you…

FaME (PSI) reduces falls even in low risk older adults (but not OEP) – Gawler et al. 2016

Sheena Gawler has published the results on falls reduction in a low risk population of older adults after a 6 month PSI intervention and a 6 month OEP intervention. Conclusions: Community-dwelling older adults who joined an exercise intervention (FaME) aimed at increasing MVPA did not fall more during the intervention period, fell less and had…