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1.10 Leisure activities and parks are proven therapeutic tools used to maintain and/or restore physical, mental, and social capacities. (recreation, fitness, arts, culture, parks, and greenspace)

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  2. [Sep 12 2017] PA, physical functioning and disability risk in mobility-limited older adults
    2017 - USA

    Greater changes in physical activity behavior measured objectively were associated with clinically meaningful improvements in physical functioning and reductions in the development of major...

  3. [Sep 11 2017] QoL & sleep quality after aquatic or dry-land aerobic training - diabetes
    2017 - Brazil

    Aerobic training in both aquatic and dry-land environments provides similar effects on quality of life, depressive symptoms and sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

  4. [Sep 06 2017] Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer survivors
    2017 - USA

    MVPA may be associated with greater executive function and working memory in BCSs. Further, this effect may be partially indirect through cancer-related symptoms (e.g., fatigue).

  5. [Aug 22 2017] Circuit resistance training effective to enhance muscle older & middle age
    2017 - USA

    CRT is a valid alternative to conventional RT. Its shorter duration and lower intensity relative to traditional RT, may increase adherence to training in older adults.

  6. [Aug 10 2017] BMI, Waist Circumference, Physical Activity, and Risk of Hearing Loss in Women
    2013 - USA

    Higher BMI and larger waist circumference are associated with increased risk, and higher physical activity is associated with reduced risk of hearing loss in women.

  7. [Jul 31 2017] Short-term exer intervention-cardiovascular functions and QoL of CHF patients
    2016 - Asia

    Short-term exercise intervention can significantly improve the aerobic capacity, CO, and QoL of CHF patients.

  8. [Jul 27 2017] Health benefits of tai chi What is the evidence?
    2016 - Canada

    There is abundant evidence on the health and fitness effects of tai chi.

  9. [Jul 24 2017] Impact of aquatic exercise on functional capacity, balance, and fatigue in MS
    2017 - Asia

    Aquatic exercise training improved functional capacity, balance, and perceptions of fatigue in women with MS.

  10. [Jul 20 2017] Exercise Therapy in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Review and Meta-analysis
    2017 - England

    Exercise therapy appears to be well tolerated and beneficial across clinically relevant outcomes in patients with JIA.

  11. [Jul 17 2017] Acute effects of walking in forest environments on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters
    2011 - Asia

    Habitual walking in forest environments may lower blood pressure and have beneficial effects on blood adiponectin and DHEA-S levels, and habitual walking exercise may have beneficial effects on...

  12. [Jul 13 2017] Effects of resistance training on cardiovascular function in PD patients
    USA

    Progressive RT improved cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in patients with Parkinson's Disease.

  13. [Jun 30 2017] Association between active commuting and heart disease, cancer, and mortality
    2017 - England

    Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality.

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