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1.10 Leisure activities and parks are proven therapeutic tools used to maintain and/or restore physical, mental, and social capacities. (recreation, fitness, arts, culture, parks, and greenspace)

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  2. Benefits of Music: Listings from the Impact Database
    Scotland

    This listing from the Impact Database provides listings of both published and grey literature on the social and economic impact of music participation and the music industry.

  3. Sports for Children With ADHD. Recreation can enhance the lives of children with ADHD
    2006 - USA

    Some of the benefits of sport participation for children with ADHD include a decrease in risky behaviors and increased integration into social settings, help to increase peer relations, which are...

  4. Comparison of the physiological and psychological benefits of tree and tower climbing
    2006 - Japan

    More tension, confusion, and fatigue were experienced when climbing a tower than when climbing a tree. Moreover, there was an increase in vitality while tree climbing, whereas the opposite occurred...

  5. Cultures of Care: A Study of Arts Programs in U.S. Hospitals
    2003 - USA

     Engaging medical staff in arts programs (music, crafts, gardens) in hospitals is a popular way to rest the part of of the brain that focuses on problem solving.  When they return to the task at...

  6. Under-Represented Groups Need Physical Activity: Parks and recreation should be the place for nontra
    2005 - USA

    Aerobic exercise consistent with public health recommendations resulted in alleviated symptoms of depression. Park and recreation facilities could fill a tremendous need for many individuals by...

  7. Significant Reduction in Risk of Falls and Back Pain in Osteoporotic-Kyphotic Women Through a Spinal
    2005 - USA

     Balance, gait, and risk of falls improved significantly with the 4-week SPEED program.

  8. Water Works Wonders: Aquatic therapy has great potential for improving ailments and promoting genera
    2006 - USA

    A major advantage of aquatic therapy is that it may enhance functional ability that encompasses all areas of life and helps to develop a life-long leisure activity that can be enjoyed with other...

  9. Exercise and cognition: Results from the National Long Term Care Survey
    2010 - USA

    Study results from National Long Term Care Survey data provide evidence supporting the potential for exercise to lower the risk of dementia.

  10. Dance and Movement Program Improves Quality-of-Life Measures in Breast Cancer Survivors
    2004 - USA

    A dance movement program that addressed the physical and emotional needs of women following treatment for breast cancer substantially improved a breast cancer-specific quality-of-life measure.

  11. Risk Factors for Functional Decline in Older Adults With Arthritis
    2005 - USA

    If all subjects engaged in regular vigorous physical activity, the expected functional decline could be reduced as much as 32%. Lack of regular physical activity is a potentially modifiable risk...

  12. Tai Chi–Based Exercise for Older Adults With Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot-Program Evaluation
    2007 - USA

    Tai Chi is an appropriate physical activity for older adults with PD and might also be useful as a therapeutic exercise modality for improving and maintaining physical function.

  13. 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...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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