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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. [2016] 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. [2016] 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. [2016] 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. [2016] 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. [2015] 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. [2015] 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. [2015] 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. [2015] Walking Works
    2015 - England

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

  10. [2015] 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.

  11. [2015] 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.

  12. [2015] 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. 

  13. [2014] 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.

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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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