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  2. [English] Culture and Economic Competitiveness: An Emerging Role for the Arts in Canada
    2002 - Canada

    In 2002, Canada West Foundation research reviewed and considered studies from around the world to identify the following benefits from arts and culture. Benefits reported are: 1. Improves mental...

  3. [English] Greenspace and Quality of Life: A Critical Literature Review (Research Report)
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspace has positive effects on health and physical exercise which promotes wellbeing and recovery from stress disorders, promotes wellbeing of the individual thru social cohesion and the...

  4. [English] Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Regular involvement in sport and active recreation has a great impact on the cardiovascular systems of participants, the development and course of diabetes, and reduces the risks of colon cancer,...

  5. [English] Literature Review on Learning through Recreation (Discussion Paper No. F|15)
    2001 - Canada

    The presence of good parks, playgrounds and play spaces in a neighbourhood is strongly associated with increased rates of participation in supervised sports and the arts and has a positive...

  6. [English] Learning through Recreation (Data Analysis and Review)
    2001 - Canada

    Youth organized and structured recreational activity is an important element in their development, possible later civic competence and likelihood of participating in community life.


  7. [English] Reflexion - A Policy Blueprint for Canada’s Children
    1999 - Canada

    There are three enabling conditions that underpin good child outcomes: adequate income, effective parenting and supportive community environments. By contributing to all three enabling conditions,...

  8. [English] Culture East Midlands: How Cultural Activity is Supporting Health and Well-Being in the East Midland
    2006 - England

    A cultural life – is essential to human health and well-being, since it is the basis of personal identity and social participation.  While some cultural activities, such as sport and dance, have...

  9. [English] Arts and culture in medicine and health: A survey research paper
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture have important contributions to make to at least seven of the twelve determinants of health defined by Health Canada. Research in the United Kingdom and the United States is...

  10. [English] Public parks and physical activity among adolescent girls
    2006 - USA

    Adolescent girls who live near more parks, particularly near those with amenities that are conducive to walking and with active features, engage in more nonschool metabolic equivalent–weighted...

  11. [English] The natural environment as a playground for children: Landscape description and analyses of a natura
    2000 - Norway

    There is a positive relation between play activities and the diversity in vegetation types. Through all-round playing and exploring the natural playscape, the children’s motor skills were improved....

  12. [English] Environmental and social correlates of physical activity in neighborhood parks: An observational stu
    2007 - USA

    Physical inactivity is associated with numerous negative health outcomes. Public neighborhood parks represent viable community spaces for promoting population-wide increases in physical activity.

  13. [English] Inequality in the built environment underlies key health disparities in physical activity and obesit
    2005 - USA

    In 2006, Pediatrics reported on a study that shows that : ”  ...availability alone is associated with a significant increase in bouts of PA and decreased overweight. These findings suggest that a...

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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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