34 minutes | May 7, 2020

Nanette Mutrie: New focus on "forgotten" Strength and Balance guidelines

Thanks to video conferencing, we caught up with renowned physical activity champion, Professor Nanette Mutrie MBE.In this podcast episode, Nanette shares with us her how she likes to keep active, her career highlights so far and the new projects she’s involved with.We also learn more about the role she played in the creation of the new Chief Medical Officers Physical Activity Guidelines published in September 2019 and what’s happening now to make sure these recommendations are communicated more widely than ever before.We also discuss one of Nanette’s favourite topics – Strength and Balance – and find out her thoughts on what’s being done to make sure older adults take part in exercises that strengthen muscles and improve coordination twice a week both at home and outdoors.We discuss our own resources - such as our new Strength and Balance panels which can be used in all health and social care settings - and also what Nanette herself has done to make Glasgow park goers more aware of the exercises.Nanette also shares with us her views on why the Coronavirus pandemic could be a “game changer” in terms of physical activity and offer us the chance to find the real barriers facing people trying to be active everyday.
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