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  2. Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance
    2015 - USA

    Long-term studies have demonstrated that increases in physical activity, resulting from greater time spent in physical education, were related to improved academic performance.

  3. School Gardens and Physical Activity
    2014 - USA

    School gardens lead to increased moderate and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during school day.

  4. Green Schoolyards as Havens from Stress and Resources for Resilience in Childhood and Adolescence
    2014 - USA

    This paper describes how natural areas enabled elementary and high school students to escape stress, focus, build competence, and form supportive social groups.

  5. Connecting Recreation and Resiliency in Children
    2014 - Canada

    The study showed improvement in core character traits such as adaptability and social connectedness in children participating in recreation programs across Canada.

  6. 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. The Positive Effect of Walking on Creative Thinking
    2014 - USA

    Whether one is outdoors or on a treadmill, walking improves the generation of novel yet appropriate ideas, and the effect extends to when people sit down to do their creative work shortly after...

  8. Athletic participation and sport type correlatation with cognitive performance
    2014 - USA

    Athletes outperform non-athletes on executive functioning (EF) with respect to problem solving and inhibition, with self-paced athletes such as swimmers scoring highest on inhibition, and...

  9. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  10. Health Benefits of Non-Motorized Outdoor Recreation
    2014 - Canada

    There is strong evidence indicating that outdoor recreation as well as simply being present in a natural setting improve physical health.

  11. The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project
    2011 - Canada

    Camp programs help kids in five key areas of development, including social integration and citizenship, environmental awareness, attitudes towards physical activity, emotional intelligence, and...

  12. Children With Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park
    2008 - USA

    “Doses of nature” can enhance attention to manage ADHD symptoms in children.

  13. Results from the Kansas Fitness Information Tracking (K-FIT) System : 2011/2012 School Year
    2012 - USA

    This study shows a strong correlation between measures of healthy fitness and improved math and reading academic performance.

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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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