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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. [English] 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,...

  3. [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...

  4. [English] Art as therapy: an effective way of promoting positive mental health?
    2006 - Ireland

    The art as therapy course was credited with improvements in self-esteem and self-confidence. Participants described the programme as cathartic and a springboard for engagement in a wide range of...

  5. [English] The Role of Leisure Style in Maintaining the Health of Older Adults with Arthritis
    2006 - USA

    “Research on the treatment and prevention of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that light to moderate physical activity can: (1) increase muscle tone (2) decrease joint...

  6. [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...

  7. [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. “...

  8. [English] Physical activity and older adults: a review of health benefits and the effectiveness of interventio
    2004 - USA

    The effectiveness of different physical activity interventions for older people and issues relating to cost-effectiveness were reviewed and there are implications for future policy in terms of...

  9. [English] Psychosocial correlates of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength in overweight and obese pos
    2008 - USA

    ” [Vdot]O2peak ....and muscle strength are associated with a favourable psychosocial profile”

  10. [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...

  11. [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...

  12. [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.”

  13. [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...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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