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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. Dancing and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
    2016 - Australia

    Dancing lowers the risk of heart disease by almost 50 per cent in people aged over 40. 

  3. Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Older Adults
    2015 - USA

    Even late in life, moderate physical activity such as walking and gardening is linked to lower incidence of heart attacks and stroke. 

  4. Exercise Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease in Depressed Patients
    2016 - USA

    Regular exercise reduces the adverse cardiovascular consequences of depression. 

  5. Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits
    2015 - USA

    Men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, of developing...

  6. Step It Up!
    2015 - USA

    The US Surgeon General issued a call to action to address major public health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes through walking, an easy and inexpensive way to increase physical...

  7. Dose-Response Association of Physical Activity and All-cause Mortality
    2015 - USA

    Engaging in MVPA even below the minimum recommendation was associated with survival benefits, and the greatest survival effects occurred at a dose of approximately 5 times the minimum...

  8. Adolescent Exercise in Association with Mortality from All Causes
    2015 - USA

    Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause later in life. 

  9. Inactivity Time Bomb
    2015 - Denmark

    Inactivity is costing Europe's economy over 80 billion euros per year, costs that could be avoided with 20 minutes per day of inexpensive activities like walking or running. 

  10. Neighborhood Greenspace and Health in a Large Urban Center
    2015 - USA

    Researchers find having 10 more trees on your block has health benefits akin to $10,000 raise or being seven years younger.

  11. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  12. Sedentary Time and Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults
    2015 - Canada

    Prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.

  13. Evidence That Walking Groups Have Health Benefits
    2015 - England

    Walking groups have various health benefits including positive effects on fitness, blood pressure control, weight loss, depression and cardiovascular disease risk prevention.

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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