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

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  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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. 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:

    •...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

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