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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. [Australia] The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example
    2011 - Australia

    Opportunity cost savings and health benefits conservatively estimated from a reduction in population-level physical inactivity may be substantial. The largest savings will benefit individuals in...

  3. [Australia] Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
    2016 - Australia

    Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...

  4. [Canada] 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,...

  5. [Canada] The evidence base for arts and culture policy: A brief review of selected recent literature
    2008 - Canada

    "Studies show that the use of arts can cause positive physiological and psychological changes in clinical outcomes; reduce drug consumption; reduce length of stay in hospital; increase job...

  6. [Canada] 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...

  7. [Canada] ‘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...

  8. [Canada] Community-based exercise program reduces risk factors for falls in 65- to 75-year-old women with ost
    2002 - Canada

    "Relative to controls, participants in the exercise program experienced improvements in dynamic balance and strength, both important determinants of risk for falls, particularly in older women with...

  9. [Canada] The Cost of Physical Inactivity in Nova Scotia
    2002 - Canada

    Considering both direct and indirect costs, the total economic burden of physical inactivity in Nova Scotia is estimated at $354 million annually.

  10. [Canada] The Economic Impact of Physical Activity
    1997 - Canada

    Based on estimates from the 1995 Physical Activity Monitor, current expenditures on fitness equipment and clothing contributed $10.8 billion to the economy. Including all participation-related...

  11. [Canada] 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...

  12. [Canada] A Healthy Dose of Green
    2012 - Canada

    A relatively modest investment in trees and forests can reap great rewards by reducing long term health care costs and increasing the health, well-being and productivity of current and future...

  13. [Canada] Moving Ahead: The Economic Impact of Reducing Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour
    2014 - Canada

    By meeting the official physical activity and sedentary guidelines, Canadians can live a longer and healthier life, which has positive implications for the economy, government finances, and labour...

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