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  2. [Jul 27 2017] 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. [Feb 12 2017] 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. [Dec 14 2015] 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. [Oct 19 2015] 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. [Jul 21 2015] 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. [Apr 21 2015] 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. [Mar 28 2015] 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. [Nov 14 2014] 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. [Oct 21 2014] 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. [May 31 2014] 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. [May 21 2014] 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. [May 07 2014] 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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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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