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  2. [2017] Gardening is Beneficial for Health
    2017 - Japan

    Gardening provides a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression, anxiety, and body mass index, as well as increases in life satisfaction, quality of life, and sense of...

  3. [2016] Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
    2016 - Australia

    Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...

  4. [2016] Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  5. [2016] Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
    2016 - Canada

    Personal and community benefits of parks and recreation are leading factors by which people in Saskatchewan measure and assess their happiness and quality of life.

  6. [2016] Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

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

  7. [2016] Hearts Beat Back
    2016 - USA

    Population health program significantly decreases heart disease risk factors across an entire community. 

  8. [2016] Walking to Wellbeing
    2016 - Ireland

    Middle-aged and older adults walking 150 minutes per week are more socially active and have better mental health and overall wellbeing. 

  9. [2016] Older People and Arts and Culture
    2016 - England

    Older people say that arts and culture make them feel happy and healthy, help them meet other people and improve their overall quality of life. 

  10. [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...

  11. [2015] Seeing Community for the Trees
    2015 - England

    Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion. 

  12. [2015] Children’s Sense of Attachment to the Residential Common Open Space
    2015 - Asia

    The presence of natural features and facilities has more effect on developing children's sense of place attachment than architectural design of surrounding building such as material and colour of...

  13. [2015] Neighborhood Physical Environment and Early Child Health and Development
    2015 - Australia

    The presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence.

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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