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Running (or aerobic exercise) can delay the onset of disability by an average of 16 years.

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion is often defined as the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. A key component of healthy living is exercise. Just doing moderate levels of exercise every week has proven to decrease your risk of disease and improve your quality of life.

Feature Articles

Exercise Helps Your Heart

If you've been diligent with your workout regimen but frustrated because you can't see the results on the bathroom scale, take heart-literally. In fact, your heart may be benefiting more than you realize. A new study finds that even when those vexing numbers on the scale refuse to budge, people who engage in moderate regular exercise may still be improving their cardiovascular health.

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Supplementary Article: Men's Health

Physical Activity and Aboriginal Canadians *

This paper summarizes available information on patterns of physical activity, their determinants and consequences, and the results of various interventions designed to increase the physical activity of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the United States. The present paper highlights the unique challenges this group faces, underlining the need to integrate collective knowledge regarding how much physical activity is required for Aboriginal Canadians, and how this activity should be accomplished, to promote and maintain health.

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Exercise Prevents Disease

You probably know that exercise is good for you, but did you know that it can both improve the quality of your life and reduce the risks of developing diseases? Regularly participating in moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.

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Supplementary Article: Cut Stroke Risk

Physical Activity and Quality of Life

Individuals with physical disabilities are more likely to experience primary and secondary health risks associated with an inactive lifestyle, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. While it is generally agreed that individuals with physical disabilities are at greater risk for various physical and psychological health problems, these challenges can be reduced or ameliorated by sustained involvement in physical activity

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Supplementary Article: Inclusive Physical Activity


News from SIRC

SIRC Boardroom Rental

SIRC’s state of the art boardroom is available for meetings, training sessions and seminars.

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Ask A SIRC Librarian

SIRC members have access to SIRC librarians and we are pleased to share some of your questions.

Dear SIRC Librarian:
I am a sport researcher and am interested in the SIRC Collection. My question is whether I can become a member at $249/year and whether I will be able to search and access materials. If the above conditions are permitted could you please send me a list of journals that are available from SIRC.

Thanks very much! Looking forward to your reply.


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