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1.02 Recreation can prolong independent living for seniors by reducing disease and impairment. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. Risk and Protective Factors for Cognitive Impairment in Persons Aged 85 Years and Older
    2015 - USA

    The risk of incipient dementia was reduced for participants who reported engagement in artistic, craft, and social activities in both midlife and late life, and in the use of a computer in late...

  3. 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...

  4. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  5. Exercise programs for people with dementia
    2013 - England

    There is promising evidence that exercise programs can have a significant impact in improving ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) in older people with dementia.

  6. Two Pilot Studies of the Effect of Bicycling on Balance and Leg Strength among Older Adults
    2013 - Australia

    Cycling by healthy older adults is associated with significant improvements in measures of decision time, response time, and balance.

  7. Shorter Term Aerobic Exercise Improves Brain, Cognition, and Cardiovascular Fitness in Aging
    2013 - USA

    Even shorter term aerobic exercise can facilitate neuroplasticity to reduce both the biological and cognitive consequences of aging to benefit brain health in sedentary adults.

  8. The Association Between Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels and Later-Life Dementia
    2013 - USA

    Higher fitness levels in midlife are associated with a lower risk for dementia in later life.

  9. Physical Activity Prevents Progression for Cognitive Impairment and Vascular Dementia Results From t
    2012 - Portugal

    Physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive impairment, mainly vascular dementia, in older people.

  10. Prevention of onset and progression of basic ADL disability by physical activity in community dwelli
    2012 - Netherlands

    This is the first meta-analysis to show that being physically active prevents and slows down the disablement process in aging or diseased populations, positioning physical activity as the most...

  11. Physical Activity Across Adulthood and Physical Performance in Midlife
    2011 - England

    There are cumulative benefits of physical activity across adulthood on physical performance in mid-life. Increased activity should be promoted early in adulthood to ensure the maintenance of...

  12. Influence of individual and combined healthy behaviours on successful aging
    2012 - England

    Individual healthy behaviours are moderately associated with successful aging, but their combined impact is substantial. The combination of never smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, physical...

  13. Neuroprotective lifestyles and the aging brain: Activity, atrophy, and white matter integrity
    2012 - England

    Physical activity has been associated with cognitive protection and reduction of brain atrophy in adults in their 70's.

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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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