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1.05 Recreation combats diabetes. (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] Aboriginal Children’s Sport Participation in Canada: Health Analysis and Measurement Group
    2006 - Canada

    "Research with both Aboriginal adults and children has shown a positive effect of physical activity on obesity, which in turn has an effect on other health conditions such as diabetes and...

  5. [English] Physical Activity in the Management of Diabetes: Population-based Perspectives and Strategies
    2006 - Canada

    "Moderate increases in physical activity and a weight loss of 5% of initial body weight can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.” "Lifestyle change strategies that combine diet,...

  6. [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...

  7. [English] Epidemiology of walking and type 2 diabetes
    2008 - USA

    ” The strength of the observed reductions in risk were between approximately 20% and 40% for incident diabetes and between 40% and 55% for mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular...

  8. [English] A Walk a Day
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the American Council on Exercise included research stating: ”  They found that those people who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who...

  9. [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...

  10. [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...

  11. [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.”

  12. [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...

  13. [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."

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