Researchers, led by Professor in Ageing and Health, Dawn Skelton at the university have been collaborating with the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health and Later Life Training to promote the use of the Functional Fitness MOT to over 350 physical activity, health, exercise and fitness and active ageing professionals across the UK.
The tool was created to highlight the different components of fitness necessary for older people to maintain independent living. It has also helped highlight the importance of physical and mental health and raised awareness of the 2011 UK Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity guidelines for older adults (65+ years).
You can read more about the success of the tool and training delivered in the original article here: Glasgow Caledonian University: ‘Functional Fitness MOT reaches hundreds of fitness professionals’
The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health
UK Physical Activity Guidelines
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