Resources for Active Ageing
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
Physical activity guidelines - https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phy-activity
Heart foundation website of benefits - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/benefits-of-physical-activity
Infographic about dementia and physical activity - https://australian.physio/research/prf/translation/5-facts-about-dementia-and-physical-activity
Asthma and physical activity - https://www.asthmahandbook.org.au/clinical-issues/exercise/physical-activity
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.
Benefits of exercise for aging and falls - scientific articles
How to Get Started Tips
Home Exercise Ideas
Exercise right at home – endorsed by ESSA, programs for all ages including older people - https://exerciseright.com.au/homeworkouts/
Safe exercise at home – endorsed by APA, designed for older people, 3 levels of exercises https://www.safeexerciseathome.org.au/information-for-older-people
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
This list of resources is also available in a Word Document which can be downloaded below.