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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[Apr 03 2017]
Environmental Facilitators and Physical Activity of Older Adults
High walkability of the living environment provides opportunities for physical activity in old age.
[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 14 2017]
Physical activity and Disability in Older Adults
A structured physical activity intervention reduces reported severe mobility disability and difficulty on mobility tasks in older adults with functional limitations.
[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.
[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]
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
The guidelines provide evidence-informed recommendations for a healthy day (24 h), comprising a combination of sleep, sedentary behaviours, light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity physical...
[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 11 2016]
Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.
[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 15 2016]
Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
Personal and community benefits of parks and recreation are leading factors by which people in Saskatchewan measure and assess their happiness and quality of life.
[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.