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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. ‘Physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents with chronic disease’
    2008 - USA

    Recent research involving youth with disabilities and chronic disease suggest positive effects of exercise therapy upon their aerobic capacity, functional ability, and quality of life.

  3. A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for ol
    2011 - England
    • Measures of health were consistently higher among the singing group following the singing programme than among the non-singing group
    • Three months after the singing groups stopped the...
  4. A controlled trial of the health benefits of regular walking on a golf course
    2000 - USA

    Regular walking had many positive effects on the health and fitness of sedentary middle-aged men. Walking during a golf game is characterized by high adherence and low risk of injury and is thus a...

  5. A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  6. A Policy Blueprint for Canada’s Children
    1999 - Canada

    Some communities in Canada are blessed with an array of health and wellness services for all children: well-baby clinics, parent resource centres, child care, recreation, nutrition and prenatal...

  7. A study of the sport and leisure activities participation among selected college and university stud
    2008 - China

    The study found several factors that influenced participation of students: the creation of a positive social environment, the presence of social education, publicity, age and psychological...

  8. A Walk a Day
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the American Council on Exercise included research stating: ”  They found that those people who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who...

  9. Aboriginal Children’s Sport Participation in Canada: Health Analysis and Measurement Group
    2006 - Canada

    "Research with both Aboriginal adults and children has shown a positive effect of physical activity on obesity, which in turn has an effect on other health conditions such as diabetes and...

  10. Action Schools! BC. Phase I (Pilot) Evaluation Report and Recommendations
    2004 - Canada

     Action Schools! BC had a positive influence on the physical activity level of students in the Liaison and Champion schools, with a significant increase in minutes of physical activity...

  11. Action Schools, BC: A school based physical activity intervention designed to decrease cardiovascula
    2008 - Canada

    “In conclusion - Action Schools! BC was an effective school-based physical activity model for improving the CVD risk profile of elementary school children. “

  12. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  13. Active for Life: Final Results from the Translation of Two Physical Activity Programs
    2008 - USA

    Active Choices and ALED were successfully translated across a range of real-world settings. Study samples were substantially larger, more ethnically and economically diverse, and more...

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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