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1.09 Leisure activities and parks enhance overall physical and emotional health and improve quality of life. (recreation, fitness, sport, active living, arts, culture, parks, greenspace/infrastructure)

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  2. Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - England

    This study confirms that exercise-based cardiac reabilitation reduces cardiovascular mortality and provides data showing reductions in hospital admissions and improvements in quality of life. 

  3. 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...

  4. Visiting Green Space is Associated with Mental Health and Vitality
    2016 - Netherlands

    More time spent in green space is associated with higher scores on mental health and vitality scales, independent of cultural and climatic contexts.

  5. 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...

  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

  8. Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits
    2015 - USA

    Men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, of developing...

  9. Quality of Life Differences across Commuting Models
    2015 - Australia

    The study revealed higher self-reported quality of life and health satisfaction in bicycle commuters compared with all other travel mode users (public transport, car users, and walkers). 

  10. The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Development of a Model of Children’s Capacity for Heal
    2015 - Canada

    The revised CAPL model (overlapping domains of physical competence, motivation, and knowledge, encompassed by dailybehavior) is appropriate for monitoring the physical literacy of children aged 8...

  11. The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: methods for children in grades 4 to 6
    2015 - Canada

    CAPL offers a comprehensive assessment of engagement in physical activity, physical competence, motivation and confidence, and knowledge and understanding as components of childhood (grades 4 to 6,...

  12. Organized Sports and Quality of Life in People With Neurologic Disabilities
    2015 - Sweden

    Adults with a spinal cord injury who engaged in organized sports reported decreased depression and anxiety, increased life satisfaction, and increased opportunity for gainful employment compared...

  13. 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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