1.08 Leisure activities and parks contribute to mental health and well-being – reducing stress and depression. (recreation, fitness, sport, active living, arts, culture, parks, and greenspace/infrastructure)
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[Mar 20 2017]
Gardening is Beneficial for Health
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...
[Feb 12 2017]
Guide and Scout Participation, Childhood Social Position and Mental Health at Age 50
Youth programmes that support resilience and social mobility through developing the potential for self-reliance and collaboration in natural environments may be protective of mental health in...
[Nov 07 2016]
Benefits of Physical Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
Exercise improves physical function and balance, corrects disability, prevents muscle loss, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia in middle-aged women.
[Oct 17 2016]
Running Repairs Neurodegenerative Disease in Animal Brain
Canadian researchers discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models.
[Sep 20 2016]
Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
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.
[Sep 06 2016]
Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning in People With Schizophrenia
This meta-analysis provides evidence that exercise can improve cognitive functioning among people with schizophrenia, particularly from interventions using higher dosages of exercise.
[Aug 09 2016]
Mental Health Benefits of Outdoor Adventures
Experiences in nature can increase self-efficacy, mindfulness and subjective well-being, and may reduce feelings of time pressure and mental stress in youths and young adults.
[Jul 25 2016]
Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
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...
[Jun 20 2016]
Making Art Reduces Stress Hormones
Whether you’re a Rembrandt or can just about manage to draw a stick figure, creating art can help to reduce cortisol levels.
[Jun 14 2016]
Gardens and Health
Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course.
[Jun 07 2016]
Living in Cities, Naturally
Cities designed well, with nature in mind and at hand, can be understood as natural, supportive of both ecosystem integrity and public health.
[Apr 05 2016]
Designed to Move: Active Cities
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...