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1.07 Recreation helps prevent arthritis & rehabilitate back problems. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. Childhood physical activity may lead to stronger adult knee joint health
    2012 - New Zealand

    Being more physically active and fit in childhood is linked to greater knee cartilage and tibial bone health in adulthood and can reduce the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis.


  3. 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...

  4. Significant Reduction in Risk of Falls and Back Pain in Osteoporotic-Kyphotic Women Through a Spinal
    2005 - USA

     Balance, gait, and risk of falls improved significantly with the 4-week SPEED program.

  5. Arthritis and water exercise
    2009 - Australia

    The health benefits of exercising in water include: Increased muscle strength, enhanced sense of wellbeing, mood and sleep quality, decreased fear of general exercise, Improved oxygen intake,...

  6. Impact of a School-Based Physical Activity Intervention on Fitness and Bone in Adolescent Females
    2007 - USA

     A school based intervention for adolescent females effectively increased physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, and thoracic spine BMC.

  7. Benefits of Physical Activity
    1996 - USA

    Regular participation in physical activity during childhood and adolescence:
    • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
    • Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce...

  8. Dose-response of physical activity and low back pain, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis
    2001 - USA

    PA can be effective in preventing low back pain (LBP) but prolonged, heavy loading can lead to low back pain. Specific exercises have not been found effective in treatment of acute LBP (Category...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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