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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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The association is now a "Healthy People 2030 Champion," joining a nationwide, multi-organization network.

More Physical Activity Linked to Better COVID-19 Outcomes

Jan 13, 2023 / Review

Authors found a dose-response relationship between PA and adverse COVID-19 events that was consistent across multiple subgroups.

APTA Reaches Out to White House in Support of Health Strategy

Oct 26, 2022 / News

Physical activity has a big role in the Biden-Harris plan to address hunger, improve health, and reduce disparities. APTA is ready to help.

5 PTJ Articles That Show Movement Is the Right Choice

Oct 17, 2022 / Roundup

For National Physical Therapy Month, good reminders of why "Choose to Move" isn't just a catchy slogan.

APTA Monkeypox Practice Advisory Now Available

Oct 3, 2022 / News

The new resource is a quick reference to help PTs, PTAs, and others reduce the risk of transmission in clinical settings.

Study: Different Types of Leisure-Time PA Lower Mortality Risk at Varying Rates

Sep 9, 2022 / Review

Researchers say the bottom line is that just about any kind of PA is associated with significant benefit.

7 Conversations to Have With Your Legislators While They're Back Home in August

Aug 1, 2022 / Roundup

District offices, town halls, maybe a visit to your clinic? Here are some topics worth mentioning.

Study: Excessive Sitting Time Is a Global Problem

Jul 6, 2022 / Review

Researchers say sedentary lifestyles are increasing death and CVD rates worldwide — and that lower-income countries may be at greater risk.

Surgeon General Calls for Urgent, Far-Ranging Action on Health Worker Burnout

May 26, 2022 / News

A new advisory underscores the need for all stakeholders to do their part, and echoes elements of APTA's Fit for Practice initiative.

Survey of PTs Finds Feelings of Autonomy and Community Could Lower Burnout Risk

Jan 4, 2022 / Review

A small-scale study of Texas PTs points to the possible importance of psychological supports in the face of increasing job demands.