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  2. Environmental Facilitators and Physical Activity of Older Adults
    2017 - Finland

    High walkability of the living environment provides opportunities for physical activity in old age. 

  3. Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood
    2017 - Canada

    Canadian researchers found that teenagers who are less active have weaker bones.  

  4. Guide and Scout Participation, Childhood Social Position and Mental Health at Age 50
    2017 - Scotland

    Youth programmes that support resilience and social mobility through developing the potential for self-reliance and collaboration in natural environments may be protective of mental health in...

  5. 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.

  6. Neighbourhood Environments, Children’s Physical Activity, and Sedentary time
    2016 - Australia

    Mixed land use and many playgrounds and sport venues was associated with less television viewing on weekends.  

  7. Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Academic Achievement in Children
    2016 - Finland

    Lower levels of physical activity and higher levels of sedentary time and particularly their combination were related to poorer reading skills in boys.

  8. Are Canadian kids too tired to move?
    2016 - Canada

    The report urges Canadians to create policies, strategies, and facilities and re-establish year-round outdoor play, transportation, recreation and sport as norms.

  9. Bicycling and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - Denmark

    People who frequently bike to work or in their free time have a decreased risk of heart disease. 

  10. Benefits of Physical Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
    2016 - Spain

    Exercise improves physical function and balance, corrects disability, prevents muscle loss, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia in middle-aged women. 

  11. Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes
    2016 - England

    Higher levels of leisure time  physical activity were associated with substantially lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in the general population.

  12. 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.

  13. Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

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