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7.01 Recreation, sport, and fitness improve work performance by increasing productivity, and decreasing absenteeism, staff turnover, and accidents

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  2. Interventions to Promote Physical Activity and Dietary Lifestyle Changes for Cardiovascular Risk Fac
    2010 - USA

    Even modest sustained lifestyle changes can substantially reduce CVD morbidity and mortality. Because many of the beneficial effects of lifestyle changes accrue over time, long-term adherence...

  3. The evidence base for arts and culture policy: A brief review of selected recent literature
    2008 - Canada

    "Studies show that the use of arts can cause positive physiological and psychological changes in clinical outcomes; reduce drug consumption; reduce length of stay in hospital; increase job...

  4. The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity and Excess Weight in American Adults
    2006 - USA

    In the U.S. the estimated nationwide cost of physical inactivity and overweight is approximately $507 billion with projected costs exceeding $708 billion in 2008. Projected cost-savings of $31...

  5. Healthy People, Healthy Performance, Healthy Profits: The Case for Business Action on the Socio-Econ
    2008 - Canada

    "Business action on many of the socio-economic determinants of health can lead to better health outcomes and better bottom lines. “

  6. The economic costs of physical inactivity, obesity and overweight in California adults: Health Care,
    2005 - USA

    "In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation...

  7. Culture and Commerce: Traditional Arts in Economic Development
    2003 - USA

    Active cultural participation can build strong communities and create economic assets which can be harnessed for regional growth.

  8. Compilation of Evidence of Effective Active Living Interventions: A Case Study Approach
    2001 - Canada

    “The evidence for the benefits that a physically active society will accrue is strong in terms of enhanced quality of life, reduced disease and disability, and reduced health-care costs. Further,...

  9. Mapping the Public Life of the Arts in America
    1999 - USA

    In America the nonprofit arts industry generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, support 1.3 million jobs and return $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.

  10. THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF PHYSICAL INACTIVITY, OBESITY, AND OVERWEIGHT IN CALIFORNIA ADULTS: Health Care
    2005 - USA

    In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation ($338...

  11. Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

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

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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