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1.04 Recreation combats osteoporosis. (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] 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,...

  5. [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...

  6. [English] 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...

  7. [English] 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. [English] 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. [English] 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...

  10. [English] 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."

  11. [English] 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.”

  12. [English] 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...

  13. [English] 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:

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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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