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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. [Asia] 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. 

  3. [Australia] Physical activity and health in mid-age and older Australian women
    2007 - Australia

    ” Overall physical and mental well-being scores were significantly higher in mid-age and older women who were consistently active than in those who were consistently sedentary. Scores were as high...

  4. [Australia] 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...

  5. [Australia] 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.

  6. [Canada] 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,...

  7. [Canada] 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...

  8. [Canada] 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,...

  9. [Canada] Exercise and Cancer: No Pain, Some Gain?
    2003 - Canada

    "A targeted exercise program with short duration may have beneficial effects on QOL in motivated individuals. “

  10. [Canada] Physical Activity and Survival After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
    2006 - Canada

    “Recreational physical activity after the diagnosis of stages I to III colorectal cancer may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer–specific and overall mortality.”

  11. [Canada] Physical Exercise in Cancer Patients During and After Medical Treatment: A Systematic Review of Rand
    2005 - Canada

    ”Cancer patients may benefit from physical exercise both during and after treatment. However, the specific beneficial effects of physical exercise may vary as a function of the stage of disease,...

  12. [Canada] Review of Exercise Intervention Studies in Cancer Patients
    2005 - Canada

    ” Contemporary resistance training designs that provide strong anabolic effects for muscle and bone may have an impact on counteracting some of the side effects of cancer management assisting...

  13. [Canada] 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...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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