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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. [English] Association of the built environment with physical activity and obesity in older persons
    2007 - USA

    Neighborhood characteristics are associated with the frequency of walking for physical activity in older people. Whether frequency of walking reduces obesity prevalence is less clear.

  3. [English] Public parks and physical activity among adolescent girls
    2006 - USA

    Adolescent girls who live near more parks, particularly near those with amenities that are conducive to walking and with active features, engage in more nonschool metabolic equivalent–weighted...

  4. [English] Inequality in the built environment underlies key health disparities in physical activity and obesit
    2005 - USA

    In 2006, Pediatrics reported on a study that shows that : ”  ...availability alone is associated with a significant increase in bouts of PA and decreased overweight. These findings suggest that a...

  5. [English] Food and park environments: Neighborhood-level risks for childhood obesity in East Los Angeles
    2006 - USA

    There is growing evidence to link the built environment with chronic health conditions among adults. For example, physical inactivity has been found to significantly contribute to a number of...

  6. [English] Children’s healthy weight and the school environment
    2008 - USA

    The school environment can contribute to an overall energy balance in children’s lives. At a minimum, schools can reverse decades of policies and environmental changes that have helped to produce...

  7. [English] 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...

  8. [English] Health-related quality of life, physical activity in persons at high risk for type 2 diabetes
    2008 - Finland

    "Among at-risk persons, those physically more active had less depressiveness and lower body weight. Health Related Quality of LIfe (HQRL) decreased linearly with decreasing physical activity in all...

  9. [English] Impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease
    2008 - USA

    " Obesity is independently associated with the risks for coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. Intra-abdominal obesity contributes to or directly causes most other...

  10. [English] Perceptions of the environment, physical activity, and obesity
    2006 - USA

    Living in a convenient environment in which shops are in walking distance -  stimulates people to walk and access to leisure facilities stimulates engagement in sports and reduces the risk of...

  11. [English] Promoting the benefits of sport:  A collection of peer-reviewed journal articles and reports
    2005 - Canada

    Intercollegiate athletes have higher levels of self-esteem and approval motivation than non-athletes, are less liekly to engage in risky behaviour and are more likely to stay in school and have...

  12. [English] Health and physical activity in Hong Kong – A review
    2001 - Hong Kong

    Overweight and obese individuals that are physically active and fit have lower disease and early death rates than overweight and obese individuals that are sedentary and unfit. Regular physical...

  13. [English] Physical activity and sport in the lives of girls
    1997 - USA

    In 1997, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport Report and University of Minnesota reported that:

    ” Some of the most important research findings documented and highlighted in this...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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