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  2. [http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/documents/WISC_ST_PARKS-ECON_REPORT_2013_FINAL_WEB.pdf] Economic Impacts of the Wisconsin State Park System: Connections to Gateway Communities
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/documents/WISC_ST_PARKS-ECON_REPORT_2013_FINAL_WEB.pdf - USA

    Wisconsin state parks and trails are not only important drivers of local economic vitality across the state, but also provide additional economic value due to non-market goods, such as ecosystem...

  3. [2017] Urban forests:Conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services & urban wellbein
    2017 - USA

    Planting more trees in potential tree cover areas could nearly double the benefits provided by the urban forest.

  4. [2017] The economic benefits of Plano’s park and recreation system
    2017 - USA

    This study illustrates that parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields in Plano are key economic drivers that contribute millions in economic benefits annually to the city as a whole.

  5. [2016] Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

  6. [2016] Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

  7. [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...

  8. [2016] Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

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

  9. [2016] The Economic Value of Quiet Recreation
    2016 - USA

    Nonmotorized recreation on the public lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the US economy. 

  10. [2016] $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure in Ontario
    2016 - Canada

    A considerable reduction in health care expenditure over a 10-year period has been achieved through changes in health behaviours (smoking, alcohol, diet and physical activity). 

  11. [2016] Physical Activity in Relation to Urban Environments Worldwide
    2016 - USA

    The difference in physical activity between participants living in the most and least activity-friendly neighbourhoods ranged from 68 min/week to 89 min/week, which represents 45–59% of the 150...

  12. [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...

  13. [2015] Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
    2015 - Canada

    This is an extensive report focused on the complex and multi-faceted connections between biodiversity and human health, and how the loss of biodiversity and corresponding ecosystem services may...

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