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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. After-School Program Impact on Physical Activity and Fitness: A Meta-Analysis
    2009 - USA

    Limited evidence suggests that after-school programs can improve physical activity levels and other health-related aspects. Additional studies are required that provide greater attention to...

  3. The Benefits of Physical Activity: The Scientific Evidence
    2010 - USA

    Public park and recreation services are becoming part of the healthcare system of the United States and are now recognized as such. Close-to-home park and recreation resources result in more...

  4. Quality of Life and Identity: The Benefits of a Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive
    2005 - USA

    Participation in a community-based therapeutic recreation and adapted sports program positively influences quality of life, overall health, quality of family life, and quality of social life.

  5. Active Video Games: A Good Way to Exercise?
    2009 - Canada

    Several active video games provide significant levels of energy expenditure that can translate into positive health outcomes. They can also provide a high level of enjoyment, and this is...

  6. Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Ontario Perspective - Researc
    2009 - Canada

    People of means are better able to access recreation and aprks services, no matter who the provider. All recreation providers need to ensure that everyone shares in the benefits associated with...

  7. The Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Alberta Perspective on He
    2009 - Canada

    Visiting a nearby park had a positive effect on Albertans’ health, happiness, and overall life satisfaction; Participating in local government park and recreation activities had a positive impact...

  8. Promoting healthy lifestyles among adolescent boys: The Fitness Improvement and Lifestyle Awareness
    2009 - Australia

    This study verified the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of a multifaceted school-based intervention to prevent unhealthy weight gain among adolescent boys.

  9. Parks and Other Green Environments: Essential Components of a Healthy Human Habitat
    2010 - USA

    Green views and green environments contribute to better cognitive functioning; more effective patterns of life functioning; more self-discipline; greater mental health overall; and greater...

  10. Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  11. Research Update: Women and Recreation Opportunities Self- confidence building recreation opportuniti
    2007 - USA

    Women who were able to experience their bodies physically were able to feel empowered and more satisfied in their leisure experiences.

  12. Lifestyle Factors of a Five-Year Community-Intervention Program: The Hartslag Limburg Intervention
    2009 - USA

    The community intervention Hartslag Limburg succeeded in preventing age- and time-related unfavorable changes in energy intake, fat consumption, walking, and bicycling, particularly among women and...

  13. Physical Activity and Public Health. Updated Recommendation for Adults From the American College of
    2007 - USA

    Frequent physical activity is an important behavior for individual and population health. Because of the dose response relation between physical activity and health, persons who wish to further...

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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