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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[Jul 10 2017]
The economic benefits of Plano’s park and recreation system
This study illustrates that parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields in Plano are key economic drivers that contribute millions in economic benefits annually to the city as a whole.
[Jul 06 2017]
Qualitative study of caregivers’ participating in structured physical activity program
Caregivers valued the exercise programme, experienced positivity through exercise and the group-based format, and noticed improvements to their physical and emotional well-being.
[Jun 22 2017]
Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
Exercise as a single intervention can prevent falls in community-dwelling older people. Exercise programmes that challenge balance and are of a higher dose have larger effects.
[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.