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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. 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...
  3. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  4. Active for Life: Final Results from the Translation of Two Physical Activity Programs
    2008 - USA

    Active Choices and ALED were successfully translated across a range of real-world settings. Study samples were substantially larger, more ethnically and economically diverse, and more...

  5. Ageing and physical activity: evidence to develop exercise recommendations for older adults
    2007 - USA

    ” In older groups, a slight increase in physical activity, as little as 1 h/week of walking, was associated with some reduction in relative risk, with values of 1.00, 0.82, and 0.78 for tertiles of...

  6. Allotment Gardening and Health
    2010 - Netherlands

    Allotment gardeners of 62 years and older scored significantly or marginally better on all measures of health and well-being than neighbors in the same age category.

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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. Benefits of Physical Activity
    1996 - USA

    Regular participation in physical activity during childhood and adolescence:
    • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
    • Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce...

  11. 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.

  12. Commuting physical activity is favourably associated with biological risk factors for cardiovascular
    2007 - Denmark

    Commuting physical activity, independent of leisure time physical activity, was associated with a healthier level of most of the cardiovascular risk factors. An increase in commuting physical...

  13. 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...

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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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