physical activity

Engaging older people in sports and physical activity

17th August 2015, Council on Ageing (Australia)

Engaging older people in sport and physical activity is the focus of a new resource targeting sporting, recreation and fitness clubs to help them reach out and involve seniors.

Produced by COTA Victoria and funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria, the resource aims to connect older people as participants, volunteers and spectators in sport and leisure programs.  Read more here.

 20 minutes of brisk walking a day would have substantial benefits: Cambridge research
CARDI Involvement

Keeping active for better ageing

23rd April 2015, CARDI

CARDI recently launched a new report Keeping Active for Better Ageing that examines the factors that encourage more physical activity in older adults with a particular focus on potential policy and practice interventions.

The report was compiled by Conor Breen, CARDI Policy Officer.

Read the report here>>

Irish health care charity release the results of their European Commission funded, nursing home study, HAPPIER

Older people can learn to spend less time sitting down

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Medical Xpress

Even light activity may help the hearts of older people

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Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland

16th February 2015, PLOS One

Physical inactivity is the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. Inactivity—that is, an activity level insufficient to meet present recommendations—increases the risk of many adverse health conditions, including diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and breast and colon cancers, and shortens life expectancy.