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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. 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...

  3. The Impact of the Built Environment on the Health of the Population: A Review of the Literature
    2007 - Canada

    "The Surgeon General concluded that “through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health and quality of life.”

  4. The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women. Literature review and recommendations
    2000 - Canada

    The beneficial effects of regular physical activity extend to cardiopulmonary fitness and bone density, prevention of estrogen-related cancers, prevention and rehabilitation from disease,...

  5. Is physical activity or physical fitness more important in defining health benefits?
    2001 - USA

    "There is good consensus across studies with most showing an inverse dose-response gradient across both activity and fitness categories for morbidity from coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke,...

  6. 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...

  7. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
    2008 - USA

    Physical activity is crucial to thinking and feeling. Aerobic exercise prepares the brain to learn, improves mood and attention, lowers stress and anxiety, helps stave off addiction, controls...

  8. The Impact of Physical Activity on Breast Cancer Risk
    2010 - Canada

    Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women, particularly among post-menopausal women. The greatest reductions in breast cancer risk were observed among active...

  9. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  10. The Alberta physical activity and breast cancer prevention trial: Quality of life outcomes
    2011 - Canada

    A 1-year moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise program prevents declines in the physical aspects of QoL in postmenopausal women. Exercise may have a potentially important advantage for breast...

  11. Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Adults
    2009 - Canada

    Physical activity appears to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions. Not only does physical activity extend life expectancy, it delays the onset of chronic disability and disease.

  12. Occupational and recreational physical activity during adult life and the risk of cancer among men
    2010 - Canada

    A protective effect of high lifetime occupational physical activity (PA) levels was observed for colon and prostate cancers. A tendency for inverse associations was also noted for several other...

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