Resources for Active Ageing

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This extensive list of resources has been put together by 4th Year Physiotherapy Students (Benita Helmore and Jack Armfield) on placement with Good Country Physiotherapy (September 2020).



Benefits of Physical Activity

  1. Physical activity guidelines - https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phy-activity

  2. Heart foundation website of benefits - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/benefits-of-physical-activity

  3. Infographic about dementia and physical activity - https://australian.physio/research/prf/translation/5-facts-about-dementia-and-physical-activity

  4. Asthma and physical activity - https://www.asthmahandbook.org.au/clinical-issues/exercise/physical-activity

  5. Physical activity reducing risk of Coronary Heart disease study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3879796/#:~:text=Coronary%20Heart%20Disease,-CHD%20remains%20the&text=Worldwide%2C%20physical%20inactivity%20causes%206,and%209%25%20of%20premature%20mortality.&text=In%20a%20meta%2Danalysis%20of,a%2029%25%20reduction%20in%20women.

  6. Benefits of exercise for aging and falls - scientific articles


How to Get Started Tips

  1. https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/physical-activity-and-exercise

  2. https://www.sportaus.gov.au/findyour30

  3. https://activeageing.org.au/stay-active-resources/how-to-keep-active/


Home Exercise Ideas

  1. Exercise right at home – endorsed by ESSA, programs for all ages including older people - https://exerciseright.com.au/homeworkouts/

  2. Safe exercise at home – endorsed by APA, designed for older people, 3 levels of exercises https://www.safeexerciseathome.org.au/information-for-older-people


Information Brochures


Tips for older Australians https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/F01F92328EDADA5BCA257BF0001E720D/$File/Tips&Ideas-Older-Aust-65plus.pdf


Tips and Ideas for Adults (18-64) https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/3E1E612D573C2B7CCA257C7500202177/$File/Tips&Ideas-Adults-18-64years.PDF


Choose Health: Be Active – A Physical Activity Guide for Older Australians https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/3244D38BBBEBD284CA257BF0001FA1A7/$File/choosehealth-brochure.pdf


Safe exercise at home 

https://4882e9a5-d6af-49bd-913b-72b45fb19f14.filesusr.com/ugd/be2cac_928ccb4f584b4fc8aec5cbcb37488ff4.pdf


This list of resources is also available in a Word Document which can be downloaded below.

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