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  2. The economic costs of physical inactivity, obesity and overweight in California adults: Health Care,
    2005 - USA

    "In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation...

  3. Compilation of Evidence of Effective Active Living Interventions: A Case Study Approach
    2001 - Canada

    “The evidence for the benefits that a physically active society will accrue is strong in terms of enhanced quality of life, reduced disease and disability, and reduced health-care costs. Further,...

  4. Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions
    2008 - USA

    ” Researchers found that community-based physical activity programs appeared to reduce new cases of disease by: 5-15 cases per 100,000 people for colon cancer; 15-58 cases per 100,000 for breast...

  5. Mapping the Public Life of the Arts in America
    1999 - USA

    In America the nonprofit arts industry generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, support 1.3 million jobs and return $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.

  6. Physical Training as a Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention for Youth.
    2000 - USA

    Increased fitness leads to lowered risk factors and usage patterns in youth.

  7. Can Green Space and Biodiversity Increase Levels of Physical Activity?
    2004 - England

    It is possible to estimate the potential economic benefits that green space can provide through provision of physical activity. The estimations are based on an urban park providing 20% of total...

  8. 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...

  9. THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF PHYSICAL INACTIVITY, OBESITY, AND OVERWEIGHT IN CALIFORNIA ADULTS: Health Care
    2005 - USA

    In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation ($338...

  10. Active Transportation for America: The Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walkin
    2008 - USA

    By making bicycling and walking—or “active transportation”—viable options for everyday travel, we can cost-effectively improve our mobility, protect our climate, enhance energy security and improve...

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