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  2. Physical activity and Disability in Older Adults
    2017 - USA

    A structured physical activity intervention reduces reported severe mobility disability and difficulty on mobility tasks in older adults with functional limitations.

  3. Physical Activity Slows Biological Aging
    2017 - USA

    A low amount of physical activity appeared to create a biological age gap of eight years between those women who exercised and those that did not.

  4. Running—It Does the Brain Good
    2016 - USA

    In this study the runners showed greater function connectivity within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, where cognitive functions like planning, decision-making and the...

  5. Higher Fitness Reduces Risk of Death after first Heart Attack
    2016 - USA

    Higher baseline exercise capacity was independently associated with a lower risk of early death after a first myocardial infarction. 

  6. Heart Failure Risk Reduced in Older Adults with Moderate Physical Activity
    2015 - USA

    In older adults, the risk of heart failure can be cut in half by adherence to key protective lifestyle factors, including modest physical activity, in addition to not smoking and a healthy weight.

  7. Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

  8. A Chapter a Day: Reading and Longevity
    2016 - USA

    Researchers found that avid readers lived on average almost two years longer than those who did not read. 

  9. Physical Activity and Risk of Five Chronic Diseases
    2016 - USA

    Higher levels of total physical activity were significantly associated with lower risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events. 

  10. Leisure Exercise Reduces Heart Disease by 25% for Younger Women
    2016 - USA

    Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent. 

  11. Making Art Reduces Stress Hormones
    2016 - USA

    Whether you’re a Rembrandt or can just about manage to draw a stick figure, creating art can help to reduce cortisol levels. 

  12. Living in Cities, Naturally
    2016 - USA

    Cities designed well, with nature in mind and at hand, can be understood as natural, supportive of both ecosystem integrity and public health.

  13. The Economic Value of Quiet Recreation
    2016 - USA

    Nonmotorized recreation on the public lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the US economy. 

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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