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8.07 Parks, trails, and natural areas are essential to overall good health, quality of life and well-being

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  2. Exercise, nature and socially interactive based initiatives improve mood and self-esteem
    2011 - England

    Participants in green exercise activities showed significantly greater improvement in self-esteem than those in other activities. The combination of exercise, nature and social activities could...

  3. Benefits of Rail-Trails
    2008 - USA

    Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible and low- or no-cost places to cycle, walk, hike,...

  4. Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - USA

    Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minor- ity communities. Because residential proximity is strongly associated with phys- ical activity and park use, the number and...

  5. Woodland as a setting for housing-appreciation and fear and the contribution to residential satisfac
    2007 - England

    Most urban dwellers need signs of caring human intervention in their immediate residential environment, in the form of cultivation of private gardens, overtly decorative public plantings and...

  6. Turning brownfields into green space in the City of Toronto
    2002 - Canada

    The Toronto “greening experience” makes it obvious that the redevelopment of brownfield sites constitutes a valuable opportunity for increasing green spaces in urban areas and, thus, bringing about...

  7. Landscape structure indices for assessing urban ecological networks
    2002 - USA

    An ecological network plan provides modest but important improvement in ecological systems in the Phoenix urban area. Notable improvement in ecological value can be achieved by implementing a...

  8. Temperature decreases in an urban canyon due to green walls and green roofs in diverse climates
    2006 - England

    The larger amounts of solar radiation a surface receives, the larger its temperature decreases are when it is covered with vegetation. "If applied to the whole city scale, raised urban temperatures...

  9. Views of nature and self-discipline: Evidence from inner city children
    2002 - USA

    Whereas girls showed significant, positive relationships between near-home nature and each of the outcome measures of self-discipline, boys showed no significant relationships between near-home...

  10. Urban ecotourism: A contradiction in terms?
    2002 - New Zealand

    The authors discuss the various benefits of ecotourism operations based in urban environments - benefits related restoration of natural areas, impacts of the transportation of visitors,...

  11. Association of access to parks and recreational facilities with the physical activity of young child
    2006 - USA

    Neighborhood parks are an important resource for providing opportunities for physical activity of youth.

  12. Health effects of viewing landscapes - Landscape types in environmental psychology
    2007 - Norway

    The literature review identified that the main health aspects of exposure to landscapes related to reduced stress, improved attention capacity, facilitating recovery from illness, ameliorating...

  13. Access to green areas and the frequency of visits – A case study in Helsinki
    2007 - Finland

    Contact with nature and active outdoor recreation on a regular basis have been found to improve health and well-being . Frequent physical activity is crucial for gaining health and well-being...

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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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