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[Jul 25 2016]
Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose
Up to 7% of depression cases and 9% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented if all city residents were to visit green spaces at least once a week for an average duration of 30 minutes or...
[Jul 11 2016]
Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.
[Jun 15 2016]
Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
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.
[Apr 05 2016]
Designed to Move: Active Cities
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...
[Nov 29 2015]
Seeing Community for the Trees
Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion.
[Nov 02 2015]
The Benefits of Music Education
Music study leads to lasting changes in children’s brains, increasing their capacity to perform tasks that require sustained attention and careful listening and reading.
[Oct 19 2015]
Neighborhood Physical Environment and Early Child Health and Development
The presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence.
[Sep 29 2015]
Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy community gardens functioned as multi-purpose community refuges which hosted meaningful and restorative greening practices, and developed supportive communities. ...
[Jul 21 2015]
Connecting Canadians with Nature
Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.
[Jun 16 2015]
The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors
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...
[May 19 2015]
Nature is There and it’s Free
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.
[May 19 2015]
Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.