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  2. Health benefits of tai chi What is the evidence?
    2016 - Canada

    There is abundant evidence on the health and fitness effects of tai chi.

  3. Guide and Scout Participation, Childhood Social Position and Mental Health at Age 50
    2017 - Scotland

    Youth programmes that support resilience and social mobility through developing the potential for self-reliance and collaboration in natural environments may be protective of mental health in...

  4. Quality of Life Differences across Commuting Models
    2015 - Australia

    The study revealed higher self-reported quality of life and health satisfaction in bicycle commuters compared with all other travel mode users (public transport, car users, and walkers). 

  5. Organized Sports and Quality of Life in People With Neurologic Disabilities
    2015 - Sweden

    Adults with a spinal cord injury who engaged in organized sports reported decreased depression and anxiety, increased life satisfaction, and increased opportunity for gainful employment compared...

  6. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  7. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  8. Impact of Sports and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in Disabled Veterans
    2015 - USA

    Participation in adaptive sports, exercise, and recreation has a positive influence on self-esteem and quality-of-life in individuals with disabilities.

  9. The Psychosocial Benefits of Participation in Sport for Children and Youth
    2013 - Australia

    Team sport is associated with improved health outcomes compared to individual physical activities, due to the social nature of the participation.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Validating a customer well-being index related to natural wildlife tourism
    2014 - USA

    The positive influence on travel outcomes (length of stay, number of visits, and total expenses) as it applies to natural wildlife tourism validates the related customer well-being (CWB) index.

  13. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

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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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