APTA members Ellen Milner, PT, PhD, and David M. Morris, PT, PhD, recap highlights of the Section on Geriatrics' Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (ExPAAc): Blending Research and Practice in a August 1 post on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Be Active Your Way Blog. The blog's goal is to provide a forum in which health care professionals can share successes and lessons learned in promoting physical activity.
Held in July on the on the campus of the University of Indianapolis, the conference promoted the application of research on benefits of exercise for older adults into clinical practice. The meeting drew 350 participants. Sessions included national and international physical activity initiatives, effects of physical activity and exercise on components of health and aging, determinants of behavior change, and evidence-based practice exercise for optimizing function.
APTA is a regular contributor to the Be Active Your Way Blog.
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