Angela McComb Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager The new CMO guidelines for  physical activity
Overview <ul><li>First UK-wide guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Published on 11 July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage a life-c...
Early years (under 5’s) <ul><li>Physical activity should be encouraged from birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Children of pre-schoo...
Children and young people (5-18 years) <ul><li>Moderate to vigorous intensity PA for at least 60 minutes and up to several...
Children achieving PA recommendations Country Boys (%) Girls (%) Northern Ireland  (8-12 yrs) 19 10 England (2-15 yrs) 32 ...
Adults <ul><li>Aim to be active daily.  </li></ul><ul><li>Over a week, activity should add up to at least  150 mins (2½ hr...
Adults (contd) <ul><li>Alternately, comparable benefits can be achieved through 75 mins of vigorous intensity activity spr...
Adults (contd) <ul><li>Incorporate PA to improve muscle strength at least 2 days/week. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise the amt ...
Adults achieving PA recommendations Country Men (%) Women (%) Northern Ireland 33 28 England 40 28 Wales 36 23 Scotland 43...
Older adults <ul><li>Aim to be active daily.  </li></ul><ul><li>Over a week, activity should total at least  </li></ul><ul...
Older adults (contd) <ul><li>For those who are already regularly active at moderate intensity, comparable benefits can be ...
Older adults  (contd) <ul><li>Incorporate PA to improve muscle strength on at least 2 days/wk. </li></ul><ul><li>Those at ...
Further work <ul><li>The PHA will work in  partnership with British Heart Foundation to develop Training for Trainers cour...
Start Active, Stay Active A report on physical activity for health  from the four home countries’ Chief Medical Officers h...
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Activ8 Eatwell Community Coaches Angela McComb

  1. 1. Angela McComb Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager The new CMO guidelines for physical activity
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>First UK-wide guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Published on 11 July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage a life-course approach to PA </li></ul><ul><li>For the first time they include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- guidance for early years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- bespoke guidelines for older people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Address sedentary behaviour for the first time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early years (under 5’s) <ul><li>Physical activity should be encouraged from birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Children of pre-school age (capable of walking unaided) should be active for 180 mins daily, spread throughout the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (restrained or sitting) for extended periods (except time spent sleeping). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Children and young people (5-18 years) <ul><li>Moderate to vigorous intensity PA for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Vigorous intensity activities, including those that strengthen muscle and bone, should be incorporated at least 3 days each week. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise the amount of time being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Children achieving PA recommendations Country Boys (%) Girls (%) Northern Ireland (8-12 yrs) 19 10 England (2-15 yrs) 32 10 Wales (4-15 yrs) 63 45 Scotland (2-15 yrs) 76 67
  6. 6. Adults <ul><li>Aim to be active daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 mins (2½ hrs) mod intensity activity </li></ul><ul><li>in bouts of 10 mins or more, </li></ul><ul><li>eg 30 mins on at least 5 days a week. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adults (contd) <ul><li>Alternately, comparable benefits can be achieved through 75 mins of vigorous intensity activity spread across the week, or combinations of vigorous and moderate intensity activity. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adults (contd) <ul><li>Incorporate PA to improve muscle strength at least 2 days/week. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise the amt of time spent being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adults achieving PA recommendations Country Men (%) Women (%) Northern Ireland 33 28 England 40 28 Wales 36 23 Scotland 43 32
  10. 10. Older adults <ul><li>Aim to be active daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Over a week, activity should total at least </li></ul><ul><li>150 mins (2½ hrs) of mod intensity activity </li></ul><ul><li>in bouts of 10 mins or more, </li></ul><ul><li>eg at least 30mins at least 5 days/week. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Older adults (contd) <ul><li>For those who are already regularly active at moderate intensity, comparable benefits can be achieved through 75 mins of vigorous intensity activity spread across the week, or combinations of moderate and vigorous activity. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Older adults (contd) <ul><li>Incorporate PA to improve muscle strength on at least 2 days/wk. </li></ul><ul><li>Those at risk of falls should incorporate PA to improve balance and coordination at least 2 days/wk. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise the amount of time being spent sedentary for long periods. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Further work <ul><li>The PHA will work in partnership with British Heart Foundation to develop Training for Trainers courses on the interpretation of guidelines for early years and older adults. </li></ul><ul><li>A regional event will be hosted in March on the interpretation of the guidelines for older adults. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Start Active, Stay Active A report on physical activity for health from the four home countries’ Chief Medical Officers http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_128209
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