Because of our profession's commitment to healthy aging, APTA has joined the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Go4Life campaign as a Go4Life team member. The federal campaign, which promotes the health benefits of physical activity for people 50 and older, was unveiled on Wednesday, October 19, at a briefing on exercise and aging on Capitol Hill.
Go4Life encourages sedentary older adults to reap health benefits by making physical activity part of their daily lives. Only 25% of people aged 65-74 say they engage in regular physical activity. The campaign was conceived, and is being led, by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the component of NIH devoted to research on aging. NIA will work with the Go4Life community on events and will highlight participating organizations and their activities on the campaign Web site.