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Friday
Nov182016

Exercise medicine resources launched for health and social care students

Exercise medicine resources launched for health and social care students 

Working with the UK Council of Deans of Health, Exercise Works! has launched the latest update of its physical activity and health resources designed specifically to support teaching in undergraduate health programmes. The "Movement for Movement" resources aim to equip health and social care students to promote physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease. 

The resources on exercise medicine and health for undergraduate education were endorsed by the UK Council of Deans of Health when they were first launched in 2015. The revised version contains the latest evidence for future health professionals to use in discussing lifestyle medicine with their patients and deliver safe and effective exercise advice.

Ann Gates, Director of Exercise Works! said:

“I’m delighted to be able to launch these updated resources that address one of the most pressing public health challenges of our time. I look forward to seeing how universities use them to strengthen teaching about exercise in their programmes.”

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Notes to editors:

1. The “Movement for Movement” aims to build capacity in delivering physical activity interventions by all future health care workers through working as a community of practice both professionally and educationally. The resources are available for free to all universities with health programmes. 

2. Exercise Works! promotes the use of physical activity in preventing and treating disease. For further details, contact Ann Gates on 07771 650052. http://www.exercise-works.org/

3. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information about the work of the Council of Deans of Health please see www.councilofdeans.org.uk.

4. For more information on this press release, please call 07496 693806 or email Jonathan.eames@cod-health.ac.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to editors:
1. The “Movement for Movement” aims to build capacity in delivering physical activity interventions by all future health care workers through working as a community of practice both professionally and educationally. The resources are available for free to all universities with health programmes. 

2. Exercise Works! promotes the use of physical activity in preventing and treating disease. For further details, contact Ann Gates on 07771 650052. http://www.exercise-works.org/

3. The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information about the work of the Council of Deans of Health please see www.councilofdeans.org.uk.

For more information on this press release, please call 07496 693806 or email Jonathan.eames@cod-health.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Sep292016

A heartfelt 'thank you' to all @exerciseworks followers and support network

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that "promoting physical activity (in combination with a healthy diet) through [the mass social media] is a cost effective and highly feasible intervention. We feel that after 100k tweets on physiotherapy, exercise and physical activity that we delivered an effective mass media campaign(!). The #PEPA16 massive open online course metrics revealed that we had over 46 million social media impressions.

Our aim is to build capacity within and beyond the health care system to deliver quality phyiscal activity opportunities and environments for the public and patients. We will continue to do this by developing amazing educational tools and resources and by nurturing "A Movement for Movement" as a community of practice.

Reducing societal and individual risks and preventing disease by bedside and population-wide interventions can play a significant role in reaching the WHO/United Nations "25x25" goals. By building support into our health care professional system, at scale, we can make this difference to society, individuals, and especially patients.

We would like to thank all of our followers and supporters in helping us to achieve some amazing "best value buy" results over the last 5 years. We know that we have influenced at scale and delivered a paradigm shift in the way that the public, researchers, policy makers and implementors have thought and acted.

We are now ready to take the prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases from the bedside to boardroom influence. Please watch this space... 

Thank you again to all of our 40k followers: your support is greatly appreciated.

Ann Gates

CEO Exercise Works.... and still on a mission.

 

 

 

Friday
Sep162016

Did you take part in #PEPA16 and work in SubSaharan Africa?...

Dear colleagues

Copyright Simone Sante

Did you take part in the Physiotherapy, Exercise and Physical Activity massive open online course (MOOC) #PEPA16 this summer?

Do you live and work, or have an interest in SubSaharan Africa?

If so please email me if you would like to continue the conversations as a network of "a community of practice" specifically for this region.

Please Email: annbgates@googlemail.com and I will endeavour to support the network to grow and establish a physical activity network of excellence!

Please share this message and contact via the #PEPA16 hashtag on social media too!

 

Very best wishes

Ann Gates

Course co-ordinator for the #PEPA16 MOOC.