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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. [Asia] The effects of a chair-based pilates intervention on postural balance in young-old adults
    2008 - Asia

    The chair -based Pilates program provides partial benefits on balance improvement. Further studies are needed to modify duration, time and intensity and examine the multiple outcomes through...

  3. [Asia] Children’s Developmental Needs: A Review of Connection to Nature
    2015 - Asia

    Play and experience in the nature contributes to children’s cognitive, physical and social development, restores positive emotion, develops sense of place, empathy and care for nature, and...

  4. [Australia] Increasing the utility of urban environmental quality information
    2003 - Australia

    Environmental Quality Specialists have an important role in providing tools that can measure and compare, both in sum total, and distributively across different groups, the environmental quality...

  5. [Australia] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  6. [Australia] Physical activity and health in mid-age and older Australian women
    2007 - Australia

    ” Overall physical and mental well-being scores were significantly higher in mid-age and older women who were consistently active than in those who were consistently sedentary. Scores were as high...

  7. [Australia] Healthy nature healthy people: ‘Contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention fo
    2005 - Australia

    The healing effects of a natural view are increasingly being understood in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, remote military sites, space ships and space stations as an...

  8. [Australia] Why older Australians participate in exercise and sport
    2004 - Australia

    Older Australians most commonly participate in walking, golf, lawn bowls, tennis, and swimming to keep healthy, for enjoyment, to improve fitness, and to maintain joint mobility.

  9. [Australia] Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  10. [Australia] Healthy parks, healthy people The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context. A review
    2008 - Australia

    The main benefits to the health and wellbeing for individuals and communities that arise from contact with nature.include: 1. biological/mental wellbeing; 2. social/community wellbeing; 3. economic...

  11. [Australia] 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.

  12. [Australia] The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context: A review of relevant literature. 2nd e
    2008 - Australia

    There are many and varied health effects to be derived from contact with nature, and, in urban environments in particular, experiencing nature through parks may be a vital component of human health.

  13. [Australia] Concurrent and prospective associations between physical activity, walking and mental health in olde
    2011 - Australia

    There is an inverse dose–response association between both LTPA and walking with mental health, over 3 years in older women without depression or anxiety.

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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