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1.03 Recreation helps reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke – the leading cause of death in Canada. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. Acute effects of walking in forest environments on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters
    2011 - Asia

    Habitual walking in forest environments may lower blood pressure and have beneficial effects on blood adiponectin and DHEA-S levels, and habitual walking exercise may have beneficial effects on...

  3. Effects of resistance training on cardiovascular function in PD patients
    USA

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

  4. Association between active commuting and heart disease, cancer, and mortality
    2017 - England

    Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality.

  5. Higher Fitness Reduces Risk of Death after first Heart Attack
    2016 - USA

    Higher baseline exercise capacity was independently associated with a lower risk of early death after a first myocardial infarction. 

  6. Bicycling and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - Denmark

    People who frequently bike to work or in their free time have a decreased risk of heart disease. 

  7. Benefits of Physical Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
    2016 - Spain

    Exercise improves physical function and balance, corrects disability, prevents muscle loss, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia in middle-aged women. 

  8. Heart Failure Risk Reduced in Older Adults with Moderate Physical Activity
    2015 - USA

    In older adults, the risk of heart failure can be cut in half by adherence to key protective lifestyle factors, including modest physical activity, in addition to not smoking and a healthy weight.

  9. Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

  10. Physical Activity Moderates the Association Between Alcohol and Mortality
    2016 - Australia

    Meeting the current physical activity public health recommendations offsets some of the all-cause and nearly all cancer mortality risk associated with alcohol drinking.

  11. Physical Activity and Risk of Five Chronic Diseases
    2016 - USA

    Higher levels of total physical activity were significantly associated with lower risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events. 

  12. Leisure Exercise Reduces Heart Disease by 25% for Younger Women
    2016 - USA

    Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent. 

  13. Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
    2016 - Australia

    Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...

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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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