PSI sessions significantly increase habitual physical activity as well as reducing falls (ProAct65+)

New research published this week shows that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs to the general older population through primary care (not high risk fallers) for 6 months, significantly increased habitual physical activity (self reported moderate physical activity) by 15 minutes a day even a year after the intervention finishes. These sessions also significantly reduced the…

Functional Fitness MOT training – Impact Assessment 2014

The BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health have published their first year impact assessment on the Functional Fitness MOT training run in conjunction with Later Life Training and Glasgow Caledonian University. Download it now – Functional Fitness MOT impact assessment_GCU_LLT_BHFNCPAH_2014. The headlines are: The Functional Fitness MOT training programme has to-date reached over…

NEW! Dementia: 1st Steps one day course from LLT

We are delighted to announce our new one day course for instructors, leaders, health and social care professionals working with people living with Dementia. This course is designed to provide physical activity and exercise instructors, teachers and instructors with both theoretical perspectives and practical applications to increase access and participation for people living with dementia.…

Positive EfS Service Evaluation – Wiltshire

Wiltshire’s Exercise after Stroke (EAS) Programme is funded by Public Health and was launched in September 2012. There are currently 9 starter classes and 4 maintenance groups across Wiltshire (May 2013). Over the past 6 months the existing Marlborough class has been transitioned into the new ‘starter’ format and 3 new locations for additional classes…

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise Resources

  The following resources are available on the Parkinson’s Disease Society Website Drug treatments for Parkinson’s booklet This booklet is for people with Parkinson’s and their families. It gives information about the drugs most commonly used to help manage the condition. It starts with some practical points about taking Parkinson’s drugs and moves on to…