1.11 Recreation, fitness, sport, active living, and parks reduce obesity resulting in many health benefits.
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[Mar 20 2017]
Gardening is Beneficial for Health
Gardening provides a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression, anxiety, and body mass index, as well as increases in life satisfaction, quality of life, and sense of...
[Nov 11 2016]
Bicycling and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
People who frequently bike to work or in their free time have a decreased risk of heart disease.
[Sep 20 2016]
Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.
[Apr 12 2016]
Maternal Exercise During Pregnancy Promotes Physical Activity in Adult Offspring
Researchers found that mice born to mothers that exercised during pregnancy were about 50 percent more physically active than those born to mothers who did not exercise. Their increased activity...
[Apr 05 2016]
Designed to Move: Active Cities
The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...
[Mar 28 2016]
Hearts Beat Back
Population health program significantly decreases heart disease risk factors across an entire community.
[Mar 20 2016]
Active Commuting and Obesity in Mid-life
Walking, cycling or taking public transit to work help middle-aged adults lose body fat and weight, new research suggests, with bicycle commuting offering the greatest benefits compared to using a...
[Jan 05 2016]
Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits
Men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, of developing...
[Jun 16 2015]
The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors
Access to active play in nature and outdoors—with its risks—is essential for healthy child development. The report recommends increasing children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in...
[May 19 2015]
Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.
[Apr 29 2015]
Children’s Developmental Needs: A Review of Connection to Nature
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...
[Mar 17 2015]
The Effect of Green Exercise on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Mood State in Children
The study identifies an augmented post exercise hypotensive effect for children following green exercise compared to exercise alone.