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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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  2. A cohort study of leisure time physical activity and depression
    2010 - Denmark

    Among women, a low level of physical activity was significantly associated with a greater risk of depression.

  3. A conceptual model of leisure and spiritual well-being
    2002 - Canada

    The proposed model of leisure and spiritual well-being suggests that leisure experiences, which involve an interplay of time, activity, motivation and setting, have the potential to provide...

  4. A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for ol
    2011 - England
    • Measures of health were consistently higher among the singing group following the singing programme than among the non-singing group
    • Three months after the singing groups stopped the...
  5. A controlled trial of the health benefits of regular walking on a golf course
    2000 - USA

    Regular walking had many positive effects on the health and fitness of sedentary middle-aged men. Walking during a golf game is characterized by high adherence and low risk of injury and is thus a...

  6. A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of Health, Safety, and Greening Vacant Urban Space
    2011 - USA

    Greening vacant lots was “associated with consistent reductions in gun assaults” across the entire city. In some parts of the city, the greened lots were also associated with consistent reductions...

  7. A Healthy Dose of Green
    2012 - Canada

    A relatively modest investment in trees and forests can reap great rewards by reducing long term health care costs and increasing the health, well-being and productivity of current and future...

  8. A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  9. A model of leisure style and spiritual well-being relationships
    2002 - Canada

    This model of leisure style and spiritual well-being illustrates a chain of direct relationships which links leisure style components to leisure style processes to spiritual behaviours to...

  10. A Policy Blueprint for Canada’s Children
    1999 - Canada

    Some communities in Canada are blessed with an array of health and wellness services for all children: well-baby clinics, parent resource centres, child care, recreation, nutrition and prenatal...

  11. A qualitative exploration of the wilderness experience as a source of spiritual inspiration
    1999 - USA

    Recreational experiences in a wilderness setting have the distinct potential to positively enrich the lives of those who take to the ‘wild’. The beneficial aspects of wilderness recreation include...

  12. A study of the sport and leisure activities participation among selected college and university stud
    2008 - China

    The study found several factors that influenced participation of students: the creation of a positive social environment, the presence of social education, publicity, age and psychological...

  13. Aboriginal Children’s Sport Participation in Canada: Health Analysis and Measurement Group
    2006 - Canada

    "Research with both Aboriginal adults and children has shown a positive effect of physical activity on obesity, which in turn has an effect on other health conditions such as diabetes and...

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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