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

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  2. [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...

  3. [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...

  4. [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,...

  5. [Canada] 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...

  6. [Canada] 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,...

  7. [Canada] 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...

  8. [Canada] 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.”

  9. [Canada] 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.”

  10. [Canada] 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...

  11. [Canada] 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 opportunities...

  12. [Canada] 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...

  13. [Canada] 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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