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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. [Asia] Impact of aquatic exercise on functional capacity, balance, and fatigue in MS
    2017 - Asia

    Aquatic exercise training improved functional capacity, balance, and perceptions of fatigue in women with MS.

  3. [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...

  4. [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,...

  5. [Australia] Healthy parks, healthy people The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context. A review
    2008 - Australia

    The main benefits to the health and wellbeing for individuals and communities that arise from contact with nature.include: 1. biological/mental wellbeing; 2. social/community wellbeing; 3. economic...

  6. [Australia] 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. [Australia] 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.

  8. [Australia] Exercise as a Therapy in Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
    2015 - Australia

    Exercise improves walking speed and endurance in patients with multiple sclerosis. 

  9. [Canada] Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Regular involvement in sport and active recreation has a great impact on the cardiovascular systems of participants, the development and course of diabetes, and reduces the risks of colon cancer,...

  10. [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...

  11. [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...

  12. [Canada] 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.”

  13. [Canada] Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment. From Evidence to Action.
    2006 - Canada

    In 2006, Canada’s Healthy Aging and Wellness Working Group reported: ” Benefits of Physical Activity:
    A solid evidence base supports the positive relationship between regular physical activity and...

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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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