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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. Midlife Fitness and the Development of Chronic Conditions in Later Life
    2012 - USA

    Fit 50-year-olds are less likely to get chronic diseases as they age.

  3. Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75: population based study
    2012 - Sweden

    Even after age 75 lifestyle behaviours such as not smoking and physical activity are associated with longer survival. A low risk profile can add five years to women’s lives and six years to men’s....

  4. Physical activity and the 15-year cumulative incidence of age-related macular degeneration: the Beav
    2006 - USA

    Regular exercise can decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

  5. A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for ol
    2011 - England
    • Measures of health were consistently higher among the singing group following the singing programme than among the non-singing group
    • Three months after the singing groups stopped the...
  6. Dose–response relationships between physical activity, walking and health-related quality of life in
    2012 - Australia

    For women in their 50s–80s without clinical depression, greater amounts of physical activity are associated with better current and future health-related quality of life, particularly physical...

  7. Musical experience offsets age-related delays in neural timing
    2012 - USA

    Music training has a life-long positive impact on the aging process. Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.

  8. Total daily physical activity and the risk of AD and cognitive decline in older adults
    2012 - USA

    A higher level of total daily physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer disease.

  9. Reversing cognitive decline through resistance training
    2012 - Canada

    Resistance training improved the executive cognitive process of selective attention, conflict resolution and associative memory, all of which are robust predictors of conversion from mild cognitive...

  10. Physical activity for cancer survivors: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    2012 - Hong Kong

    Physical activity has positive effects on physiology, body composition, physical functions, psychological outcomes, and quality of life in patients after treatment for breast cancer. When patients...

  11. Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
    2012 - USA

    Tai chi training reduces balance impairments in patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, with additional benefits of improved functional capacity and reduced falls.

  12. Effect of exercise on physical function, daily living activities, and quality of life in the frail o
    2012 - China

    Exercise is beneficial to increase gait speed, improve balance, and improve performance in activities of daily living in frail older adults.

  13. Economic and Health Benefits of Bicycling in Iowa
    2011 - USA

    The spending of recreational cyclists generates $364.8 million in direct and indirect impacts to the State of Iowa.  When it comes to health, bicycling saves the state $73.9 million in healthcare...

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