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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. [Australia] The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context: A review of relevant literature. 2nd e
    2008 - Australia

    There are many and varied health effects to be derived from contact with nature, and, in urban environments in particular, experiencing nature through parks may be a vital component of human health.

  3. [Australia] The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example
    2011 - Australia

    Opportunity cost savings and health benefits conservatively estimated from a reduction in population-level physical inactivity may be substantial. The largest savings will benefit individuals in...

  4. [Canada] 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,...

  5. [Canada] 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. [Canada] 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...

  7. [Canada] The Cost of Physical Inactivity in Nova Scotia
    2002 - Canada

    Considering both direct and indirect costs, the total economic burden of physical inactivity in Nova Scotia is estimated at $354 million annually.

  8. [Canada] The Economic Impact of Physical Activity
    1997 - Canada

    Based on estimates from the 1995 Physical Activity Monitor, current expenditures on fitness equipment and clothing contributed $10.8 billion to the economy. Including all participation-related...

  9. [Canada] 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.

  10. [Canada] 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. [England] 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. 

  12. [USA] 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.

  13. [USA] 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.

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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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