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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. [English] 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,...

  3. [English] The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women
    2000 - Canada

    Exercise programs should be started early in life and maintained through adulthood, and women of all ages should be encouraged to increase their relative levels of participation in physical...

  4. [English] Aboriginal Children’s Sport Participation in Canada: Health Analysis and Measurement Group
    2006 - Canada

    "Research with both Aboriginal adults and children has shown a positive effect of physical activity on obesity, which in turn has an effect on other health conditions such as diabetes and...

  5. [English] The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women. Literature review and recommendations
    2000 - Canada

    The beneficial effects of regular physical activity extend to cardiopulmonary fitness and bone density, prevention of estrogen-related cancers, prevention and rehabilitation from disease,...

  6. [English] Physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in school children
    2008 - Portugal

    “Physical activity is widely assumed to be a protective factor against CVD . In fact, daily physical activity habits have been assumed to prevent or at least to minimize the development of heart...

  7. [English] Action Schools, BC: A school based physical activity intervention designed to decrease cardiovascula
    2008 - Canada

    “In conclusion - Action Schools! BC was an effective school-based physical activity model for improving the CVD risk profile of elementary school children. “

  8. [English] Prevention for a Healthier California: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings,
    2008 - USA

    “An investment of $10 per person per year in proven community-based programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent smoking and other tobacco use could save California more...

  9. [English] Culturally tailored aerobic exercise intervention for low-income Latinas
    2008 - USA

    "Aerobic dance and unsupervised activity resulted in a five-fold greater increase in relative VO2max compared with controls (p < .001). Although exercise and fitness decreased at follow-up,...

  10. [English] Effects of a 10,000 steps per day goal in overweight adults
    2006 - USA

    A 10,000 steps (d(-1) exercise prescription resulted in weight loss over 36 weeks in previously sedentary, overweight/obese adults. Adherence to the step goal had a marked effect on the outcome.

  11. [English] Physical activity and clustered cardiovascular risk in children: a cross-sectional study (The Europe
    2006 - Denmark

    ” Physical activity levels should be higher than the current international guidelines of at least 1 h per day of physical activity of at least moderate intensity to prevent clustering of...

  12. [English] Psychosocial correlates of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength in overweight and obese pos
    2008 - USA

    ” [Vdot]O2peak ....and muscle strength are associated with a favourable psychosocial profile”

  13. [English] A Walk a Day
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the American Council on Exercise included research stating: ”  They found that those people who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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