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How to use these resources


Pick an age group

There are resources for Adults, Young people and Children so select the appropriate age in the finder


Pick a condition

Select the condition relevant to the person you’re talking to


Select available time

You can help make someone more likely to become and stay active by chosing the right words whether you have 1, 5 or more minutes available


Prescribe movement

Follow the consultation you’ve selected to find key clinical evidence presented in a behavioural change framework


Share further information

Signpost patient information, activity and support organisation finders for further resources

How do the conversations work?

We understand that time is a huge barrier to talking about physical activity in clinical practice. The good news is that a long conversation doesn’t mean a good conversation and a short conversation doesn’t mean a bad one. Any conversation can be useful if the individual in front of you feels empowered to consider changing their own life by what you have said to them.

To help you make the most out of every contact you have with people in your day to day practice we have broken down the key elements of person-centred conversations on physical activity into 1, 5 and more minute chunks to help you have a positive impact no matter how long you have to talk.

For when there really is no time – 3 important messages to share to help someone shift their interest in future conversations on physical activity

Designed to fit into a consultation focussed on a different aspects of management, these three steps can help build readiness to change and support planning for change

If ever you have the luxury of more minutes, this is the Rolls-Royce of physical activity conversations combining a rich body of evidence with a framework crafted using behavioural change science