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.

Promoting Physical Activity for Older Adults (65y+) – A resource for practitioners

Promoting Physical Activity for Older Adults (65y+) – A resource for practitioners - PDF

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

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.

Physical Activity for Older Adults (65y+)

Physical Activity for Older Adults (65y+) – A Resource to share with patients / clients - PDF

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.

More Resources:

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 65 years and older

CSEP Movement Counselling Tool for Adults 65+

CSEP Pre-screening for physical activity – The Get Active Questionnaire

EIMC Exercise Prescription and Referral Tool

ACSM EIM Rx for Health Series
A series on today's most common chronic conditions and their exercise prescriptions


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