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  2. Sports participation and happiness: Evidence from US microdata
    2012 - USA

    Individuals with greater access to sports facilities report higher life satisfaction.

  3. Creative State Michigan
    2012 - USA

    Nearly half a billion dollars was contributed in direct expenditures to Michigan’s economy in 2009. For every $1 Michigan invests in arts and culture, $51 is pumped back into the state's economy....

  4. Well Into Older Age - Age & Opportunity and the Evidence
    2010 - Ireland
    • Promoting increased physical activity among older people leads to physical and psychological health benefits, and this can lead to substantial savings in health and long-term care costs;
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  5. The role of grassroots arts activities in communities: a scoping study
    2011 - England

    Grass roots arts activities promote personal and community development, and have a positive educational impact on the majority of students.

  6. Aging and Emotional Benefits of Physical Activity: an Exercise Intervention in Older Women
    2011 - Germany

    Physical exercise in old age buffers against aging dissatisfaction.

  7. Physical Activity, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport: Essential Pieces of the Mental Health and Well-be
    2011 - Canada

    Leisure activities and contexts provide a myriad of opportunities for taking better care of one’s self, coping with and managing challenging life circumstances, affirming one’s value,...

  8. Use or Ornament? The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts
    2003 - England

    Participation in the arts has social benefits including personal growth, community development, and social cohesion.

  9. The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example
    2011 - Australia

    Opportunity cost savings and health benefits conservatively estimated from a reduction in population-level physical inactivity may be substantial. The largest savings will benefit individuals in...

  10. Greenspace and quality of life: a critical literature review
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspaces provide significant health, social, community and environmental benefits and the literature which reports these benefits is growing.

  11. A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  12. Physical Activity and Global Self-Worth: The Role of Physical Self-Esteem Indices and Gender
    2011 - Norway

    Increased levels of physical activity may be beneficial for global self-worth in male and female adolescents by enhancing their perceptions of physical self-esteem. Additionally, the influence of...

  13. ARTS WITH OFFENDERS A literature synthesis
    2011 - England

    Arts and arts therapies are associated with improvements in arousal levels, emotional literacy and quality of life.

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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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