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    APTA's 'Fit After 50' Campaign Officially Under Way

    APTA's  Fit After 50 campaign is officially under way. Launched in conjunction with National Physical Therapy Month, Fit After 50 is designed to reach Baby Boomers with the message that physical therapists play a vital role in helping people aged 50 and older remain active, fit, and mobile as they age.

    Check out 50 Days, 50 Ways, a daily series of 50 tips for Baby Boomers from APTA members about how to prevent injury and maintain mobility by staying active and fit. Find the tips on www.moveforwardpt.com/FitAfter50, Twitter @MoveForwardPT, and Facebook.com/MoveForwardPT. Encourage your friends, family, colleagues, and community members who are 50 and older to visit the site and share the tips with their social networks.

    Also check out the APTA Fit After 50 Member Challenge, an opportunity to nominate a deserving APTA member, including yourself, who is 50 years old or older and committed to being active and fit, and encourages others to be the same. Go to www.apta.org/FitAfter50/ to learn more about the campaign and submit your nomination.

    If you are currently helping people aged 50 and older to remain active and fit as they age, let us know by contacting public-relations@apta.org.


    Comments

    Here's to hoping that the fit after fifty campaign stays strong till I myself reach after fifty
    Posted by Andy on 10/4/2012 7:32 PM
    PTs need to keep in mind that many over 50 are fitter than their younger colleagues. I have been a PT for nearly 30 years, just started running 6 years ago, and will be running my 7th marathon in November. I just started doing triathlons in June; did 4 tri's in 4 months including an Olympic distance in September. Do not underestimate the abilities of those over 50!!
    Posted by Kim Wesdock on 10/5/2012 12:41 PM
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