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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. [Asia] Physical Activity and All-cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality among Older Adults
    2015 - Asia

    Physical activity has an inverse association with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among older adults. 

  3. [Asia] 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...

  4. [Australia] Physical activity and health in mid-age and older Australian women
    2007 - Australia

    ” Overall physical and mental well-being scores were significantly higher in mid-age and older women who were consistently active than in those who were consistently sedentary. Scores were as high...

  5. [Australia] Healthy nature healthy people: ‘Contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention fo
    2005 - Australia

    The healing effects of a natural view are increasingly being understood in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, remote military sites, space ships and space stations as an...

  6. [Australia] Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  7. [Australia] Healthy parks, healthy people The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context. A review
    2008 - Australia

    The main benefits to the health and wellbeing for individuals and communities that arise from contact with nature.include: 1. biological/mental wellbeing; 2. social/community wellbeing; 3. economic...

  8. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  9. [Australia] Dancing and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
    2016 - Australia

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

  10. [Australia] Better Health for Children with Type 1 Diabetes with Just 1,000 Extra Steps a Day
    2016 - Australia

    Even a small increase in physical activity relates to better cardiovascular structure and risk factors. 

  11. [Australia] 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...

  12. [Australia] 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.

  13. [Canada] 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,...

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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