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  2. [2017] Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood
    2017 - Canada

    Canadian researchers found that teenagers who are less active have weaker bones.  

  3. [2013] The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  4. [2013] The impact on children’s bone health of a school-based physical education program and participation
    2013 - Denmark

    There is a positive association between attending leisure time sports and bone bone mineral content, bone mineral density and bone area among children.

  5. [2012] 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. [2011] Physical Activity, Body Mass Index and Bone Mineral Density
    2011 - Canada

    Although bone mineral density (BMD) and body mass index (BMI) are strongly related, moderate physical activity decouples this—increased physical activity is associated with both increased BMD and...

  7. [2010] Physical Activity at Midlife in Relation to Successful Survival in Women at Age 70 Years or Older.
    2010 - USA

    Higher levels of midlife physical activity are associated with exceptional health status among women who survive to older ages and corroborate the potential role of physical activity in improving...

  8. [2009] 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. [2009] 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.

  10. [2008] 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...

  11. [2008] 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.”

  12. [2008] 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. [2008] 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...

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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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