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The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Briefly reports on a research project that studied the health benefits and risks of physical activity for girls and women.

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Published: 2005
Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that studied the factors that influence whether action is taken in a community to increase poor women's access to community recreation.

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Published: 2005
Physical activity and obesity in Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S6

Reviews the current state of physical activity and overweight/obesity among Canadian women, including health implications. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: 2004
Eating and living well  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/wellness7.pdf

Summarizes how forward thinking and positive body image can help in following a healthy diet and establishing an exercise regimen. Provides tips in the form of small steps one can take to achieve a healthier lifestyle. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2005
Physical activity and risk of breast cancer

Describes a study that found women who had been athletic during young adulthood were found to experience a reduced lifetime incidence of breast cancer.

Published: 1999
The vitality approach: a guide for leaders  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Provides a program guide for leaders working in the health promotion field, especially in the areas of healthy eating, active living and fitness, and healthy weights.

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Published: 2000
A cappella north 2  
www.icah.ca/content/en/resources/detail/index.php?rid=63830&type=19

Reports on a survey conducted that explored the lives of young women living in Yukon. Examines such questions as alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, First Nations youth, education, active living and health, and equality.

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Published: 2002
Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/taking-action.pdf

Presents guidelines emerging from The Kamloops Women’s Action Project designed to address health needs of women living below the poverty line by encouraging involvement in community recreation.

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Published: 2001
The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women: literature review and recommendations for future research and poli  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/health-benefits.pdf

Reviews literature on programs and policies related to physical activity and health of women and girls.

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Published: 2000
21 easy ways to get more action into your day (Italian)  
http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au/hav/admin.nsf/images/21_easy_ways_to_get_more_action_into_your_day_it/$file/21_easy_ways_to_get_more_action_into_your_day_it.pdf
Provides ideas and activities to help improve eating habits, become more physically active and involved in the community, in Italian. (See Details)
Published: 2004