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1.11 Recreation, fitness, sport, active living, and parks reduce obesity resulting in many health benefits.

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  2. [Asia] Children’s Developmental Needs: A Review of Connection to Nature
    2015 - Asia

    Play and experience in the nature contributes to children’s cognitive, physical and social development, restores positive emotion, develops sense of place, empathy and care for nature, and...

  3. [Australia] Promoting healthy lifestyles among adolescent boys: The Fitness Improvement and Lifestyle Awareness
    2009 - Australia

    This study verified the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of a multifaceted school-based intervention to prevent unhealthy weight gain among adolescent boys.

  4. [Australia] The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context: A review of relevant literature. 2nd e
    2008 - Australia

    There are many and varied health effects to be derived from contact with nature, and, in urban environments in particular, experiencing nature through parks may be a vital component of human health.

  5. [Australia] A prospective examination of children’s time spent outdoors, objectively measured physical activity
    2008 - Australia

    Additional time spent outdoors during the cooler months was associated with increased moderate and vigorous physical activity. Encouraging 10-12-year-old children to spend more time outdoors may be...

  6. [Australia] The association between neighborhood greenness and weight status: an observational study in Perth We
    2013 - Australia

    Higher levels and greater variation of neighborhood greenness are associated with lower odds of obesity among adults of all ages.

  7. [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.

  8. [Canada] What can sport do? The True Sport Report
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s community sport system possesses a unique potential that we have only just begun to explore. The evidence also bears out Canadians’ fundamental belief that realizing this potential is...

  9. [Canada] Promoting the benefits of sport:  A collection of peer-reviewed journal articles and reports
    2005 - Canada

    Intercollegiate athletes have higher levels of self-esteem and approval motivation than non-athletes, are less liekly to engage in risky behaviour and are more likely to stay in school and have...

  10. [Canada] The 1998 Arctic Winter Games; A Study of Benefits of Participation
    1998 - Canada

    The Arctic Winter Games offer a venue where developing athletes from across the north meet to enhance their athletic skills and to share their respective cultures. The games provide athletic...

  11. [Canada] Rural Health Literature Review
    2008 - Canada

    There is a large body of evidence that physical activity is lower in rural populations compared to their urban counterparts. Those revious studies which found that rural populations are more active...

  12. [Canada] 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...

  13. [Canada] Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Adults
    2009 - Canada

    Physical activity appears to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions. Not only does physical activity extend life expectancy, it delays the onset of chronic disability and disease.

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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