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1.01 Recreation helps extend life expectancy. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. [Asia] Physical Activity and All-cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality among Older Adults
    2015 - Asia

    Physical activity has an inverse association with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among older adults. 

  3. [Australia] Physical activity and health in mid-age and older Australian women
    2007 - Australia

    ” Overall physical and mental well-being scores were significantly higher in mid-age and older women who were consistently active than in those who were consistently sedentary. Scores were as high...

  4. [Australia] Why older Australians participate in exercise and sport
    2004 - Australia

    Older Australians most commonly participate in walking, golf, lawn bowls, tennis, and swimming to keep healthy, for enjoyment, to improve fitness, and to maintain joint mobility.

  5. [Australia] Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  6. [Australia] Arthritis and water exercise
    2009 - Australia

    The health benefits of exercising in water include: Increased muscle strength, enhanced sense of wellbeing, mood and sleep quality, decreased fear of general exercise, Improved oxygen intake,...

  7. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  8. [Australia] Australian Indigenous Youth’s Participation in Sport and Associated Health Outcomes
    2015 - Australia

    Indigenous youth who participate in sport are 3.5 times more likely to report good general health and 1.6 times more likely to have no probable serious mental illness.

  9. [Australia] Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity and All-Cause Mortality
    2015 - Australia

    The study found an inverse dose-response relationship between proportion of vigorous activity and mortality.

  10. [Australia] Daily Steps and All-Cause Mortality
    2015 - Australia

    Higher daily step count at baseline was linearly associated with lower all-cause mortality. 

  11. [Australia] Physical Activity Moderates the Association Between Alcohol and Mortality
    2016 - Australia

    Meeting the current physical activity public health recommendations offsets some of the all-cause and nearly all cancer mortality risk associated with alcohol drinking.

  12. [Canada] The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women
    2000 - Canada

    Exercise programs should be started early in life and maintained through adulthood, and women of all ages should be encouraged to increase their relative levels of participation in physical...

  13. [Canada] What can sport do? The True Sport Report
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s community sport system possesses a unique potential that we have only just begun to explore. The evidence also bears out Canadians’ fundamental belief that realizing this potential is...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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