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

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  2. [2017] Environmental Facilitators and Physical Activity of Older Adults
    2017 - Finland

    High walkability of the living environment provides opportunities for physical activity in old age. 

  3. [2017] Physical Activity Slows Biological Aging
    2017 - USA

    A low amount of physical activity appeared to create a biological age gap of eight years between those women who exercised and those that did not.

  4. [2016] Higher Fitness Reduces Risk of Death after first Heart Attack
    2016 - USA

    Higher baseline exercise capacity was independently associated with a lower risk of early death after a first myocardial infarction. 

  5. [2016] Running Repairs Neurodegenerative Disease in Animal Brain
    2016 - Canada

    Canadian researchers discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models.

  6. [2016] Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

  7. [2016] Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

  8. [2016] 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.

  9. [2016] A Chapter a Day: Reading and Longevity
    2016 - USA

    Researchers found that avid readers lived on average almost two years longer than those who did not read. 

  10. [2016] Physical Activity and Risk of Five Chronic Diseases
    2016 - USA

    Higher levels of total physical activity were significantly associated with lower risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events. 

  11. [2016] Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - England

    This study confirms that exercise-based cardiac reabilitation reduces cardiovascular mortality and provides data showing reductions in hospital admissions and improvements in quality of life. 

  12. [2016] Cycling and Walking are Healthy Even in Polluted Cities
    2016 - England

    Physical activity benefits of active travel outweighed the harm caused by air pollution in all but the most extreme air pollution concentrations.

  13. [2016] Exposure to Greenness and Mortality
    2016 - USA

    In this nationwide study of adult women, higher levels of greenness around each participant’s address were associated with lower rates of all-cause, non-accidental mortality, regardless...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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