National physical activity recommendations for older Australians: Discussion Document

Appendix 7 - Resources

The National Ageing Research Institute was commissioned by The Department of Health and Ageing to review the evidence and develop physical activity recommendations for older people.

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For consumers

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2005)

An active way to better health: National physical activity guidelines for adults (brochure).Canberra.

Australian Government Department of Veteran’s Affairs & Department of Health and Ageing (2005) Choose Health: Be Active Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia and the Repatriation Commission.

National Institute of Aging (2001) Exercise: a guideline from the National Institute of Aging Sep Report No. NIH 01-4258. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health.

For professionals

American College of Sports Medicine (2000) ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescriptionBaltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

American College of Sports Medicine (2000) ACSM’s resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

American College of Sports Medicine (2002) ACSM fitness book Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

American Council on Exercise (1998) Exercise for older adults Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Australian Government Department of Veteran’s Affairs & Department of Health and Ageing (2005) Choose Health: Be Active Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia and the Repatriation Commission.

Best- Martini, E, Botenhagen-DiGenova, KA. (2003) Exercise for frail elders Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2002) Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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