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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. [Jul 27 2017] Health benefits of tai chi What is the evidence?
    2016 - Canada

    There is abundant evidence on the health and fitness effects of tai chi.

  3. [Jul 24 2017] 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.

  4. [Jul 24 2017] Effects of aerobic exercise on brain metabolism & grey matter in older adults
    2017 - Germany

    Stable choline concentrations in the intervention group over the 3 month period might indicate a neuroprotective effect of aerobic exercise. Choline might constitute a valid marker for an effect of...

  5. [Jul 13 2017] Effects of resistance training on cardiovascular function in PD patients
    USA

    Progressive RT improved cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in patients with Parkinson's Disease.

  6. [Jun 22 2017] Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
    2016 - England

    Exercise as a single intervention can prevent falls in community-dwelling older people. Exercise programmes that challenge balance and are of a higher dose have larger effects.

  7. [Apr 03 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. 

  8. [Feb 14 2017] Physical activity and Disability in Older Adults
    2017 - USA

    A structured physical activity intervention reduces reported severe mobility disability and difficulty on mobility tasks in older adults with functional limitations.

  9. [Dec 27 2016] Running—It Does the Brain Good
    2016 - USA

    In this study the runners showed greater function connectivity within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, where cognitive functions like planning, decision-making and the...

  10. [Nov 24 2015] Leisure-time Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Risk of Dementia
    2015 - Finland

    Maintaining high or increasing leisure-time physical activity after midlife was associated with lower dementia risk, benefits being more pronounced among men, overweight individuals. 

  11. [Oct 19 2015] Organized Sports and Quality of Life in People With Neurologic Disabilities
    2015 - Sweden

    Adults with a spinal cord injury who engaged in organized sports reported decreased depression and anxiety, increased life satisfaction, and increased opportunity for gainful employment compared...

  12. [Sep 15 2015] Fitness-related Brain Activation is Associated with Better Cognitive Performance in Older Adults
    2015 - USA

    An active lifestyle that supports cardiorespiratory fitness may be an effective and accessible way to combat the negative aspects of the cognitive aging proces. 

  13. [Jun 29 2015] Exercise as a Therapy in Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
    2015 - Australia

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

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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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