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  2. [Mar 20 2017] Gardening is Beneficial for Health
    2017 - Japan

    Gardening provides a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression, anxiety, and body mass index, as well as increases in life satisfaction, quality of life, and sense of...

  3. [Jul 11 2016] Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  4. [Jun 15 2016] Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
    2016 - Canada

    Personal and community benefits of parks and recreation are leading factors by which people in Saskatchewan measure and assess their happiness and quality of life.

  5. [Jun 14 2016] Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

    Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course. 

  6. [Apr 05 2016] Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  7. [Mar 28 2016] Hearts Beat Back
    2016 - USA

    Population health program significantly decreases heart disease risk factors across an entire community. 

  8. [Nov 29 2015] Seeing Community for the Trees
    2015 - England

    Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion. 

  9. [Nov 17 2015] Children’s Sense of Attachment to the Residential Common Open Space
    2015 - Asia

    The presence of natural features and facilities has more effect on developing children's sense of place attachment than architectural design of surrounding building such as material and colour of...

  10. [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.

  11. [Jun 16 2015] The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors
    2015 - Canada

    Access to active play in nature and outdoors—with its risks—is essential for healthy child development. The report recommends increasing children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in...

  12. [May 19 2015] Nature is There and it’s Free
    2015 - Canada

    Activities in the natural environment serve as a protective factor in the health and well-being of immigrant families, providing emotional and physical nourishment in the face of adversity.

  13. [May 19 2015] Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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