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1.04 Recreation combats osteoporosis. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  3. The impact on children’s bone health of a school-based physical education program and participation
    2013 - Denmark

    There is a positive association between attending leisure time sports and bone bone mineral content, bone mineral density and bone area among children.

  4. Americans Who Like Where They Live Are in Better Health
    2012 - USA

    Americans who feel safe while walking alone at night in the city or area where they live are in better physical health than those who do not feel safe doing so. Similarly, those who say they have...

  5. Physical Activity, Body Mass Index and Bone Mineral Density
    2011 - Canada

    Although bone mineral density (BMD) and body mass index (BMI) are strongly related, moderate physical activity decouples this—increased physical activity is associated with both increased BMD and...

  6. Effects of Exercise Training With Weighted Vests on Bone Turnover and Isokinetic Strength in Postmen
    2007 - USA

    Findings support the use of progressive exercise training using weighted vests in postmenopausal women.

  7. Health and physical activity in Hong Kong – A review
    2001 - Hong Kong

    Overweight and obese individuals that are physically active and fit have lower disease and early death rates than overweight and obese individuals that are sedentary and unfit. Regular physical...

  8. Physical Activity at Midlife in Relation to Successful Survival in Women at Age 70 Years or Older.
    2010 - USA

    Higher levels of midlife physical activity are associated with exceptional health status among women who survive to older ages and corroborate the potential role of physical activity in improving...

  9. Children in the Outdoors A literature review
    2009 - Scotland

    This review takes an in-depth look at the current themes within health, outdoors and children’s research and highlights how these relate to understanding the links between children’s use of...

  10. 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...

  11. The Benefits of Parks: Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Space
    2006 - USA

    "People who engage in regular physical activity benefit from reduced risk of premature death; reduced risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes;...

  12. 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...

  13. Physical Activity Backgrounder for Decision-Makers
    2007 - Canada

    “Physical activity has economic benefits, especially in terms of reduced health-care costs, increased productivity and healthier physical and social environments.”

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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