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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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