Promoting Physical Activity to Older Adults – Resources for Practitioners
Developed by our partners the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and Exercise is Medicine® Canada and with our research director, the goal of these three evidence-based companion resources is to support practitioners in their efforts to promote physical activity to older adults.
The resource for practitioners provides information on safe physical activity participation for older adults, exercise clearance, and tips for counselling older adults on becoming more physically active.
Pre-Activity Screening - PDF
The pre-activity screening tool provides guidance on types of screening clearance, when medical clearance is needed, and information on common medications and their interaction with exercise.
The physical activity for older adults resource is a simple to read 4-page booklet that informs older adults about the benefits of being physically active, what types of activity they need to do for healthy aging, and tips for increasing confidence and motivation.
ACSM EIM Rx for Health Series
A series on today's most common chronic conditions and their exercise prescriptions
We acknowledge funding from the CIHR Institute of Aging