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

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  2. Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health
    2005 - Canada

    "Physical activity is a key determinant of energy expenditure,
    and thus is fundamenal to energy balance and weight control. Physical activity reduces risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes...

  3. Developing a physical activity strategy in Scottish local authorities
    2003 - Scotland

    ” Promoting physical activity has significant benefits for local authorities over and above health improvement. It can help to deliver on a wide range of other priority outcomes, for example:


  4. 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...

  5. Ageing and physical activity: evidence to develop exercise recommendations for older adults
    2007 - USA

    ” In older groups, a slight increase in physical activity, as little as 1 h/week of walking, was associated with some reduction in relative risk, with values of 1.00, 0.82, and 0.78 for tertiles of...

  6. What can sport do? The True Sport Report
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s community sport system possesses a unique potential that we have only just begun to explore. The evidence also bears out Canadians’ fundamental belief that realizing this potential is...

  7. The Impact of the Built Environment on the Health of the Population: A Review of the Literature
    2007 - Canada

    "The Surgeon General concluded that “through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health and quality of life.”

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. Action Schools! BC. Phase I (Pilot) Evaluation Report and Recommendations
    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...

  11. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  12. Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Adults
    2009 - Canada

    Physical activity appears to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions. Not only does physical activity extend life expectancy, it delays the onset of chronic disability and disease.

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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