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1.11 Recreation, fitness, sport, active living, and parks reduce obesity resulting in many health benefits.

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  2. Physical Activity and Public Health. Updated Recommendation for Adults From the American College of
    2007 - USA

    Frequent physical activity is an important behavior for individual and population health. Because of the dose response relation between physical activity and health, persons who wish to further...

  3. Childhood obesity and proximity to urban parks and recreational resources: A longitudinal cohort stu
    2011 - USA

    Children with better access to park and recreational resources are less likely to experience significant increases in attained BMI.

  4. Sustained Effect of Early Physical Activity on Body Fat Mass in Older Children
    2009 - USA

    Some effects of early-childhood MVPA on fatness appear to persist throughout childhood. Results indicate the potential importance of increasing MVPA in young children as a strategy to reduce later...

  5. Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Children’s Sleep: Study
    2009 - New Zealand

    Children who had been inactive during the day took longer to nod off. Every sedentary hour during daytime added 3.1 minutes to the time it took to fall asleep. These findings emphasise the...

  6. The Relationship between Organized Recreational Activity and Mental Health
    2007 - USA

    Participation in organized sport and recreation can be a preventative and curative strategy to promote positive mental health and combat mental illness. The recommendations of this review support...

  7. Long-term effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in adults with pre-diabetes: A review
    2005 - USA

    Weight-loss strategies using dietary, physical activity, or behavioral interventions produced significant improvements in weight among persons with pre-diabetes, and a significant decrease in...

  8. 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.

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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