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

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  2. [English] 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...

  3. [English] Comparison of the effects of a home-based and group-based resistance training program on functional
    2008 - USA

    Strength, lower-body flexibility, and agility/dynamic balance improved in the group-based resistance training participants, and strength and upper-body flexibility improved in the home-based...

  4. [English] The importance of walking to public health
    2008 - USA

    ” Walking is a simple health behavior that can reduce rates of chronic disease and ameliorate rising health care costs, with only a modest increase in the number of activity-related injuries. “...

  5. [English] A Walk a Day
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the American Council on Exercise included research stating: ”  They found that those people who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who...

  6. [English] Physical Activity and Health: The Benefits of Physical Activity
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention included research stating: ” Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Research shows that it...

  7. [English] 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...

  8. [English] Physical Activity Backgrounder for Decision-Makers
    2007 - Canada

    “Physical activity has economic benefits, especially in terms of reduced health-care costs, increased productivity and healthier physical and social environments.”

  9. [English] The Impact of the Built Environment on the Health of the Population: A Review of the Literature
    2007 - Canada

    "The Surgeon General concluded that “through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health and quality of life.”

  10. [English] Fitness for Individuals who are Visually Impaired, Blind, and Deafblind
    2006 - USA

    In 2006, the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability reported on research stating: ” Fitness for Individuals who are Visually Impaired, Blind, and Deafblind ... showed that regular...

  11. [English] 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...

  12. [English] Combined impact of lifestyle factors on mortality: Prospective cohort study in US women
    2008 - England

    "Adherence to lifestyle guidelines is associated with markedly lower mortality in middle aged women. Both efforts to eradicate cigarette smoking and those to stimulate regular physical activity and...

  13. [English] Dose response between total volume of physical activity and health and fitness
    2001 - USA

    Fairly strong evidence indicates a crude dose response between the total volume of weekly physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness but only weak evidence for a dose response of activity...

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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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