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  2. The Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services for Albertans Living in Pover
    2009 - Canada

    Living in poverty limits leisure choices and the subsequent benefits in Alberta. In addition to the financial constraints that low income residents experieince, they also must deal with issues...

  3. 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...

  4. Relationships between behavior, brainstem and cortical encoding of seen and heard speech in musician
    2008 - USA

    Playing an instrument may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice.

  5. Exercise treatment for depression: Efficacy and dose response
    2005 - USA

    Aerobic exercise at a dose consistent with public health recommendations is an effective treatment for MDD of mild to moderate severity. A lower dose is comparable to placebo effect. Exercise...

  6. Why Music Moves Us
    2009 - USA

    Music stimulates the areas of the mind that evolved for more important functions and offers a novel system of communication rooted in emotions rather than meaning. Music has been shown to reduced...

  7. Helping Rural Youth Live Healthier
    2008 - Canada

    This survey found significant relationships between how rural youth assess their own health and how much they engage in healthy or risky behaviours.

  8. The Alberta physical activity and breast cancer prevention trial: Quality of life outcomes
    2011 - Canada

    A 1-year moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise program prevents declines in the physical aspects of QoL in postmenopausal women. Exercise may have a potentially important advantage for breast...

  9. 2002 Canadian Public Opinion Survey on Youth and Sport
    2002 - Canada

    Canadians highly value the contribution of community-level sports to the development of youth and also to the broader community.  Canadians see community-level sports as benefitting their local...

  10. 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...

  11. 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.

  12. Conservation: An Investment That Pays The Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space
    2009 - USA

    Parks Boost Land Values and Property Taxes.  In Chicago,residential units in blocks near Millenium park have increased in value $100 per square foot. So a 1,400-square-foot condo would be worth...

  13. A cohort study of leisure time physical activity and depression
    2010 - Denmark

    Among women, a low level of physical activity was significantly associated with a greater risk of depression.

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