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Research continues to show the significant benefits of lifestyle changes on health.

Lifestyle changes, including increased physical activity, can lead to health benefits in those with chronic disease, prevent or manage a number of noncommunicable diseases, and lead to an increased quality of life.

If you are interested in this topic, engage with APTA's Health Promotion and Wellness Council.


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We're at the table providing the profession's perspective on the importance of physical activity. See how.

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The association's journal provides evidence to help PTs increase their patients’ physical activity.

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May 28, 2021 / Review

A new report from CDC highlights the need for more emphasis on falls prevention — including referrals for physical therapy.

Study: Leisure-Time Physical Activity Reduces Likelihood of LBP

May 3, 2021 / Review

Researchers from Brazil focused on leisure-time PA and how hours of sedentary behavior affected the PA-LBP relationship.