6.01 Fitness and well-being reduce the incidence and severity of illness and disability – lowering healthcare costs
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[Jul 10 2017]
The economic benefits of Plano’s park and recreation system
This study illustrates that parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields in Plano are key economic drivers that contribute millions in economic benefits annually to the city as a whole.
[Sep 20 2016]
Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
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.
[Sep 14 2016]
Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...
[Jul 25 2016]
Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...
[Jun 14 2016]
Gardens and Health
Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course.
[Apr 26 2016]
$4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure in Ontario
A considerable reduction in health care expenditure over a 10-year period has been achieved through changes in health behaviours (smoking, alcohol, diet and physical activity).
[Apr 05 2016]
Designed to Move: Active Cities
The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...
[Apr 05 2016]
Physical Activity in Relation to Urban Environments Worldwide
The difference in physical activity between participants living in the most and least activity-friendly neighbourhoods ranged from 68 min/week to 89 min/week, which represents 45–59% of the 150...
[Feb 02 2016]
Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
This is an extensive report focused on the complex and multi-faceted connections between biodiversity and human health, and how the loss of biodiversity and corresponding ecosystem services may...
[Oct 22 2015]
Economic Values of Metro Nature Health Benefits
This article estimates the potential annual economic values of a set of urban nature benefits associated with epidemiology and public health to range between $2.7 and $6.8 billion annually (USA). ...
[Jul 28 2015]
Inactivity Time Bomb
Inactivity is costing Europe's economy over 80 billion euros per year, costs that could be avoided with 20 minutes per day of inexpensive activities like walking or running.
[Jul 21 2015]
Connecting Canadians with Nature
Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.