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Healthy Populations

Key resources

Target Pathologies - Healthy Populations

a)    WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour - Guidelines on physical activity (WHO)

b)    Resistance Training  Progression - Position Statement (ACSM)

c)    Screening, staffing emergency - Joint Position Statement (AHA/ACSM)

d)    Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults - Position Statement (ACSM)

e)    Weight Loss and Physical Activity - Position Statement (ACSM)

f)    Australia’s Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for 18-64 years - Make your Move – Sit less – Be active for life

Further interest

a)    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Official Positions

Clinical pearls of wisdom

Dr Geoffrey Minett (Lecturer in Exercise Physiology)

“Evidence-based position statements provide the platform for safe and effective exercise prescription for all populations. The ACSM’s guidelines are widely used in this course, though the recommendations of other leading local bodies should not be overlooked (e.g. ESSA, ASCA, SMA). Importantly, these resources are ‘guidelines’ not rules and should be interpreted and applied to best fir your given scenario.”

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Financial Times  - Why women are outperforming men at the extremes of endurance. [To access this article, please create a Financial Times account].

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