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6.01 Fitness and well-being reduce the incidence and severity of illness and disability – lowering healthcare costs

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  2. 1998 Arctic Winter Games - Economic Impact
    1998 - Canada

    The 1998 AWG resulted in ‘autonomous spending’ of approximately $3.385 million in the Territorial economy and "direct autonomous spending’ in the Yellowknife economy of approximately $3.679...

  3. ‘The economic burden of physical inactivity in Canada’
    2000 - Canada

    About $2.1 billion, or 2.5% of the total direct health care costs in Canada, were attributable to physical inactivity in 1999.  A 10% reduction in the prevalence of physical inactivity has the...

  4. Physical Activity: Health benefits and costs to health care system
    2004 - Canada

    “Current estimates place the cost of physical inactivity in Canada at 5.3 billion and the cost of obesity in Canada at $4.3 billion in health care expenditures." " If Canadians were to become more...

  5. The economic costs of physical inactivity, obesity and overweight in California adults: Health Care,
    2005 - USA

    "In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation...

  6. Compilation of Evidence of Effective Active Living Interventions: A Case Study Approach
    2001 - Canada

    “The evidence for the benefits that a physically active society will accrue is strong in terms of enhanced quality of life, reduced disease and disability, and reduced health-care costs. Further,...

  7. Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions
    2008 - USA

    ” Researchers found that community-based physical activity programs appeared to reduce new cases of disease by: 5-15 cases per 100,000 people for colon cancer; 15-58 cases per 100,000 for breast...

  8. Can Green Space and Biodiversity Increase Levels of Physical Activity?
    2004 - England

    It is possible to estimate the potential economic benefits that green space can provide through provision of physical activity. The estimations are based on an urban park providing 20% of total...

  9. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
    2008 - USA

    Physical activity is crucial to thinking and feeling. Aerobic exercise prepares the brain to learn, improves mood and attention, lowers stress and anxiety, helps stave off addiction, controls...

  10. THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF PHYSICAL INACTIVITY, OBESITY, AND OVERWEIGHT IN CALIFORNIA ADULTS: Health Care
    2005 - USA

    In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation ($338...

  11. Active Transportation for America: The Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walkin
    2008 - USA

    By making bicycling and walking—or “active transportation”—viable options for everyday travel, we can cost-effectively improve our mobility, protect our climate, enhance energy security and improve...

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