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1.05 Recreation combats diabetes. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. 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...

  3. A Healthy Dose of Green
    2012 - Canada

    A relatively modest investment in trees and forests can reap great rewards by reducing long term health care costs and increasing the health, well-being and productivity of current and future...

  4. Regular Exercise is Related to Lower Levels of Heart Disease and Diabetes in People with SCI
    2009 - USA

    Those who were regular exercisers had lower levels of risk factors related to cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Those who did not exercise had higher levels of risk factors related to...

  5. ‘Physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents with chronic disease’
    2008 - USA

    Recent research involving youth with disabilities and chronic disease suggest positive effects of exercise therapy upon their aerobic capacity, functional ability, and quality of life.

  6. Her life depends on it:  Sport, physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls
    2004 - USA

    Sport and physical activity provide conditions that help to assure girls’ health and well-being, including  reducing the risk of breast cancer, smoking, drug use, depression, suicide and sexual...

  7. Health and physical activity in Hong Kong – A review
    2001 - Hong Kong

    Overweight and obese individuals that are physically active and fit have lower disease and early death rates than overweight and obese individuals that are sedentary and unfit. Regular physical...

  8. Preventing Diseases Through Physical Activity: Legislator Policy Brief
    2007 - USA

    Increasing regular moderate physical activity among the more than 88 million inactive Americans over age 15 might reduce annual direct medical costs by as much as $76.6 billion. A sustained 10...

  9. 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...

  10. The Benefits of Parks: Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Space
    2006 - USA

    "People who engage in regular physical activity benefit from reduced risk of premature death; reduced risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes;...

  11. Sustained reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the
    2006 - USA

    Lifestyle intervention in people at high risk for type 2 diabetes resulted in sustained lifestyle changes and a reduction in diabetes incidence, which remained after the individual lifestyle...

  12. Physical Activity and the Health of Young People
    2006 - USA

    The benefits of Regular Physical Activity for adolescents  include: building and maintaining healthy bones and muscles, reducing the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases and improving...

  13. Impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease
    2008 - USA

    " Obesity is independently associated with the risks for coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. Intra-abdominal obesity contributes to or directly causes most other...

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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