Active Stirling and Robert Gordon University Academic Journal
28/06/2017


Active Stirling and Robert Gordon University Academic Journal 

 

Active Stirling in partnership with Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen have announced the publication of an academic journal based on its revolutionary and nationally recognised exercise referral scheme Active living for life.

 

The scheme which is a supportive 12 week programme for people with varying health conditions has been operating since April 2013 and partners RGU have throughout this time provided expert monitoring and evaluation of the project to ensure that quality best practice and evidence of success has been consistently generated.

 

Part of this expertise has involved research student and now lecturer in Applied Sport & Exercise Science at RGU, Laura Stewart conducting specific evidenced based research on the project for Active Stirling in line with her PhD studies. 

 

The pioneering longitudinal study evidenced significant improvements in physical and psychological wellbeing for those taking part in the programme including in particular lung function, cardiovascular fitness and overall perceptions of health. 

 

Matthew Bunnell, Head of Operations for Active Stirling said: "We are delighted at the profoundly positive results highlighted by this published academic research journal on our exercise referral scheme, Active living for life. The report clearly outlines the myriad of positive health benefits the scheme is having for those with specific health conditions across Stirling coupled with the long term behaviour change impact in supporting so many people to remain physically active long after finishing the scheme. Thanks to Laura and the team at RGU, our project steering group including key partner Stirling Council and our expert team of instructors the project will continue to flourish in the future."

 

For more details on Active living for life email activelivingforlife@nhs.net or phone 01786 273555

 

Image: Laura Stewart & Matthew Bunnell receiving a Flame Award finalist nomination 2016 for Active living for life.



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