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1.06 Recreation helps prevent and treat site-specific cancers – especially in the colon, breast, and lungs. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. Physical Activity Moderates the Association Between Alcohol and Mortality
    2016 - Australia

    Meeting the current physical activity public health recommendations offsets some of the all-cause and nearly all cancer mortality risk associated with alcohol drinking.

  3. Physical Activity and Risk of Five Chronic Diseases
    2016 - USA

    Higher levels of total physical activity were significantly associated with lower risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events. 

  4. Leisure-Time Physical Activity Lowers the Risk of 13 Types of Cancer
    2016 - USA

    Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks of many cancer types, regardless of body size or smoking history. 

  5. Running Helps Slow Cancer Growth
    2016 - Denmark

    Researchers found that the surge of adrenaline that comes with a high-intensity workout helped to move cancer-killing immune cells toward lung, liver, or skin tumors implanted into the mice.

  6. Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits
    2015 - USA

    Men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, of developing...

  7. Adolescent Exercise in Association with Mortality from All Causes
    2015 - USA

    Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause later in life. 

  8. Inactivity Time Bomb
    2015 - Denmark

    Inactivity is costing Europe's economy over 80 billion euros per year, costs that could be avoided with 20 minutes per day of inexpensive activities like walking or running. 

  9. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  10. Nature-based Experiences and Health of Cancer Survivors
    2004 - Canada

    This review contributes to a better understanding of the therapeutic effects of nature-based experiences on cancer survivor health. 

  11. Midlife Fitness, Incident Cancer, and Survival After Cancer in Men
    2015 - USA

    The study found that higher levels of midlife cardiorespiratory fitness provide a mortality benefit into older age even in the setting of a cancer diagnosis.

  12. Sedentary Time and Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults
    2015 - Canada

    Prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.

  13. Physical Activity and All-cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality among Older Adults
    2015 - Asia

    Physical activity has an inverse association with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among older adults. 

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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