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6.01 Fitness and well-being reduce the incidence and severity of illness and disability – lowering healthcare costs

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  2. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Active cities are an investment in developing greater human, economic, social and environmental capital. 

  3. Health Impact Assessment of Active Transportation
    2015 - Spain

    Active transportation provides substantial health benefits which strongly outweigh detrimental effects of traffic incidents and air pollution exposure on health.

  4. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  5. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  6. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Designing communities that support physical activity is likely to produce a wide variety of additional benefits, ranging from mental health to environmental sustainability and economics.

  7. Claiming the Health Dividend: Value for Money Estimates of Investment in Walking and Cycling
    2014 - England

    This report summarizes the latest findings in studies that looked at benefit-to-cost ratios of investments in walking and cycling which are considered to be around 5:1. 

  8. Moving Ahead: The Economic Impact of Reducing Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour
    2014 - Canada

    By meeting the official physical activity and sedentary guidelines, Canadians can live a longer and healthier life, which has positive implications for the economy, government finances, and labour...

  9. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  10. Making the case for investment in the walking environment
    2011 - England

    Investments in the walking environment are good value for money compared with other transport investments, due to its many benefits (physical and mental health, lower societal and economic costs,...

  11. Reconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation
    2014 - England

    Outdoor recreation in the United Kingdom drives the visitor economy, creates related jobs and skills, and contributes to tackling the health costs of physical inactivity.

  12. Tree and forest effects on air quality and human health
    2014 - USA

    The effect of trees in removing pollution can produce substantial health benefits, such as on pulmonary, cardiac, vascular, and neurological systems, and monetary values across the United States,...

  13. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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