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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. [2015] Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    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...

  3. [2015] Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

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

  4. [2014] 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. 

  5. [2014] 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...

  6. [2012] The New Business Imperative: Valuing Natural Capital
    2012 - USA

    Prioritizing ecosystems within business strategy  will in turn cut costs, reduce risks, enhance brand and reputation, and grow revenues.

  7. [2012] Supervisor Workplace Stress and Abusive Supervision: The Buffering Effect of Exercise
    2012 - USA

    Moderate levels of physical exercise can reduce stress and associated abusive behaviour of supervisors towards staff.

  8. [2011] 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...

  9. [2010] Knight Soul of the Community 2010
    2010 - USA

    This study provides empirical evidence that the drivers that create emotional bonds between people and their community are consistent in virtually every city and can be reduced to just a few...

  10. [2010] The Scientific Evidence Relating to the Impact of Recreation on Youth Development
    2010 - USA

    "Park and recreation department out of school time programs can make significant contributions in nine areas . They can:
    1 . contribute to reducing juvenile delinquency
    2 . contribute to...

  11. [2010] 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...

  12. [2008] 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.

  13. [2008] 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...

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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