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

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  2. 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...

  3. 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.”

  4. Physical Activity and Health: The Benefits of Physical Activity
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention included research stating: ” Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Research shows that it...

  5. Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence
    2006 - USA

    “Regular physical activity contributes to the primary and secondary prevention of several chronic diseases and is associated with a reduced risk of premature death."

  6. Dose-response of physical activity and low back pain, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis
    2001 - USA

    PA can be effective in preventing low back pain (LBP) but prolonged, heavy loading can lead to low back pain. Specific exercises have not been found effective in treatment of acute LBP (Category...

  7. 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...

  8. Physical Activity and Health. A Report of the Surgeon General
    2006 - USA

    “Physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality in general, and of coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and diabetes mellitus in particular. Physical activity also...

    2004 - Canada

    Action Schools! BC had a positive influence on the physical activity level of students in the Liaison and Champion schools, with a significant increase in minutes of physical activity opportunities...

  10. Short-Term Adapted Physical Activity Program Improves Bone Quality in Osteopenic/Osteoporotic Postme
    2008 - USA

    "A broad-based training protocol, lasting 20 weeks, can improve leg strength and bone quality parameters—main determinants of fall and fracture risk, respectively.”

  11. Exercise and Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Dis
    2003 - USA

    The data demonstrate a graded relationship of decreasing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (CAD) rates with increasing levels of activity, providing conclusive evidence that physical activity...

  12. Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions
    2008 - USA

    ” Researchers found that community-based physical activity programs appeared to reduce new cases of disease by: 5-15 cases per 100,000 people for colon cancer; 15-58 cases per 100,000 for breast...

  13. 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,...

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