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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. [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...

  3. [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.

  4. [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. 

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

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

  6. [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. 

  7. [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...

  8. [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.

  9. [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...

  10. [Canada] Tenovus Sing For Life - Research study
    2010 - Canada

    A choir can be an excellent support group for people suffering from cancer, improving social functions, mental health and even pereived pain levels.

  11. [Canada] Physical Activity, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport: Essential Pieces of the Mental Health and Well-be
    2011 - Canada

    Leisure activities and contexts provide a myriad of opportunities for taking better care of one’s self, coping with and managing challenging life circumstances, affirming one’s value,...

  12. [Canada] Reversing cognitive decline through resistance training
    2012 - Canada

    Resistance training improved the executive cognitive process of selective attention, conflict resolution and associative memory, all of which are robust predictors of conversion from mild cognitive...

  13. [Canada] Interacting with nature improves cognition and affect for individuals with depression
    2012 - Canada

    There are cognitive and affective benefits of interacting with nature to individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) and therefore, interacting with nature may be useful clinically as a...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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