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6.02 Leisure activities contribute to stronger families – reducing social service costs. (recreation, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 22 entries
  2. Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    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.

  3. Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

  4. Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

    Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course. 

  5. $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure in Ontario
    2016 - Canada

    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). 

  6. Economic Values of Metro Nature Health Benefits
    2015 - USA

    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). ...

  7. Inactivity Time Bomb
    2015 - Denmark

    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. 

  8. Walking Works
    2015 - England

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  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. Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities: an observational population study
    2008 - England

    Populations that are exposed to the greenest environments also have lowest levels of health inequality related to income deprivation. Physical environments that promote good health might be...

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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