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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 and Survival among Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
    2014 - Sweden

    Higher levels of physical activity were associated with reduced rates of overall and prostate cancer–specific mortality.

  3. Moving Ahead: The Economic Impact of Reducing Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour
    2014 - Canada

    By meeting the official physical activity and sedentary guidelines, Canadians can live a longer and healthier life, which has positive implications for the economy, government finances, and labour...

  4. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

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

  5. Physical activity and the risk of developing lung cancer among smokers
    2013 - Netherlands

    Leisure time physical activity is associated with reduced risk of developing lung cancer among smokers.

  6. Habitual physical activity reduces risk of ovarian cancer
    2012 - China

    There is an inverse association between habitual physical activity and the risk of ovarian cancer, which is important for the promotion and encouragement of leisure time exercise activities to...

  7. 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...

  8. Move More: Physical Activity the underrated ‘wonder drug’
    2011 - England

    Being physically active can dramatically improve cancer patients' recovery and long term health, and reduce recurrence and chances of dying from the disease.

  9. Influence of prediagnostic recreational physical activity on survival from breast cancer
    2012 - USA

    Recreational physical activity prior to breast cancer diagnosis improves survival rates by 40%.

  10. The importance of physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer: A concise evidence rev
    2011 - England

    Keeping active throughout the cancer journey can preserve or improve physical function and psychological well-being, reducing the negative impact of some cancer-related side-effects. Regular...

  11. Body Composition, Physical Fitness, Functional Performance, Quality of Life, and Fatigue Benefits of
    2011 - New Zealand

    Exercise can improve muscular endurance, aerobic endurance and overall quality of life, as well as reducing fatigue in prostate cancer patients.

  12. Exercise is Associated with Reduced Endometrial Cancer Risk
    2010 - USA

    Women who routinely perform moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise for 2.5 hours or more weekly have a significantly reduced risk of endometrial cancer.

  13. Physical Activity after Diagnosis and Risk of Prostate Cancer Progression: Data from the Cancer of t
    2011 - USA

    Brisk walking after diagnosis may inhibit or delay prostate cancer progression among men diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer.

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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