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Physical Activity

A growing number of teams based at the Borders General Hospital and our community based hospitals are promoting the benefits of physical activity to their patients.

Part of this work involves identifying how patients can be supported to participate in suitable physical activity and referring patients to services across the Borders. The pre-assessment clinic at the Borders General Hospital routinely ask patients about their physical activity levels and refer them on to the Lifestyle Adviser Support Service (LASS), LIVE Borders and Walk It.

The Cardiac Specialist nurses and Podiatry team discuss lifestyle issues routinely at their clinics and refer patients to LASS, Quit 4 Good as well providing health information leaflets. 

Useful sources of information about physical activity and health?

Check out this new infographic developed by the four home nation Chief Medical Officers to support the promotion of physical activity.

Physical Activity infographic

For resources, e learning and video links to help you promote the benefits of physical activity to your patients, visit the Knowledge Network

The Physical Activity and Health Alliance (PAHA) is a network of people promoting physical activity and health in Scotland. Look up the latest information on events, campaigns, research and many other useful resources.

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) promotes physical activity and active lifestyles. It is committed to developing and promoting resources, training, information and guidance to help professionals encourage people to be more physically active.