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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. [Asia] Acute effects of walking in forest environments on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters
    2011 - Asia

    Habitual walking in forest environments may lower blood pressure and have beneficial effects on blood adiponectin and DHEA-S levels, and habitual walking exercise may have beneficial effects on...

  3. [Asia] Impact of aquatic exercise on functional capacity, balance, and fatigue in MS
    2017 - Asia

    Aquatic exercise training improved functional capacity, balance, and perceptions of fatigue in women with MS.

  4. [Asia] Short-term exer intervention-cardiovascular functions and QoL of CHF patients
    2016 - Asia

    Short-term exercise intervention can significantly improve the aerobic capacity, CO, and QoL of CHF patients.

  5. [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...

  6. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  7. [Australia] Physical Activity, Walking, and Quality of Life in Women with Depressive Symptoms
    2015 - Australia

    Physical activity and walking have been positively associated with health-related quality of life in women with depressive symptoms. 

  8. [Australia] Exercise as a Therapy in Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
    2015 - Australia

    Exercise improves walking speed and endurance in patients with multiple sclerosis. 

  9. [Australia] Better Health for Children with Type 1 Diabetes with Just 1,000 Extra Steps a Day
    2016 - Australia

    Even a small increase in physical activity relates to better cardiovascular structure and risk factors. 

  10. [Brazil] QoL & sleep quality after aquatic or dry-land aerobic training - diabetes
    2017 - Brazil

    Aerobic training in both aquatic and dry-land environments provides similar effects on quality of life, depressive symptoms and sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

  11. [Canada] Cardiovascular Health and Exercise Following Spinal Cord Injury
    2005 - Canada

    Body-weight–supported treadmill training (BWSTT) is an exercise protocol that has been used to potentially affect a number of domains, including motor recovery, bone density, cardiovascular...

  12. [Canada] Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  13. [Canada] Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Ontario Perspective - Researc
    2009 - Canada

    People of means are better able to access recreation and aprks services, no matter who the provider. All recreation providers need to ensure that everyone shares in the benefits associated with...

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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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