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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. Relationship of Exercise to Quality of Life in Cancer Patients Beginning Chemotherapy
    2011 - USA

    Higher rates of exercise activity were associated with lower levels of anxiety and depression, and better overall mental and physical quality of life among cancer patients beginning chemotherapy.

  3. Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, and Bladder Cancer in a Large Prospective Study
    2008 - USA

    Compared with normal weight, obesity is associated with an up to 28% increased risk for bladder cancer.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and endometrial cancer risk in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health S
    2008 - Ireland

    "In multivariate proportional hazards models, vigorous activity was inversely associated with endometrial cancer in a dose-response manner; this association was more pronounced among overweight and...

  7. Diet, exercise, and complementary therapies after primary treatment for cancer
    2006 - Finland

    Healthy lifestyle behaviours that encompass regular exercise, weight control, healthy nutrition, and some complementary practices—eg, support groups, imagery—have the potential to greatly reduce...

  8. Associations between sport and screen-entertainment with mental health problems in 5-year-old childr
    2010 - England

    Findings suggest an association between sport and better mental health in young children.

  9. Prospective study of physical activity and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer
    2008 - USA

    'In this cohort of postmenopausal women, breast cancer risk reduction appeared to be limited to vigorous forms of activity; it was apparent among normal weight women but not overweight women, and...

  10. Dance and Movement Program Improves Quality-of-Life Measures in Breast Cancer Survivors
    2004 - USA

    A dance movement program that addressed the physical and emotional needs of women following treatment for breast cancer substantially improved a breast cancer-specific quality-of-life measure.

  11. The Overlooked Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
    2002 - USA

    There is a strong association between physical activity and the reduction in risk, recurrence and survivial times for many different types of cancer including colon, breast, and prostate. Obesity,...

  12. Physical Activity and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
    2009 - USA

    Physical activity was associated with reduced postmenopausal breast cancer risk likely via both estrogenic and estrogen-independent mechanisms.

  13. 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...

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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