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  2. How Much Value Does the City of Philadelphia Receive from its Park and Recreation System?
    2008 - USA

    Philadelphia's parks and programs provide direct income to the city’s treasury, bolster the collective wealth of Philadelphians, provide direct savings to residents, and provide environmental...

  3. The therapeutic benefits of sport in the rehabilitation of young sexual offenders
    2013 - South Africa

    Sport can address relevant psychosocial issues for young sexual offenders. Contact sports, with appropriate guidance, can be cathartic for participants. Male sports coaches can play a paternal role...

  4. Childhood physical activity may lead to stronger adult knee joint health
    2012 - New Zealand

    Being more physically active and fit in childhood is linked to greater knee cartilage and tibial bone health in adulthood and can reduce the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis.


  5. Changes in Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Subsequent Sickness Absence in Middle-Aged Employees
    2012 - Finland

    Adapting or remaining vigorously active reduces the risk of both short and long-term sickness absence. 

  6. Meditation or Exercise for Preventing Acute Respiratory Infection: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    2012 - USA

    Training in meditation or exercise are effective in reducing acute respiratory infections (cold and flu) and the number of days lost from work. 

  7. Musical experience offsets age-related delays in neural timing
    2012 - USA

    Music training has a life-long positive impact on the aging process. Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.

  8. A Healthy Dose of Green
    2012 - Canada

    A relatively modest investment in trees and forests can reap great rewards by reducing long term health care costs and increasing the health, well-being and productivity of current and future...

  9. Economic and Health Benefits of Bicycling in Iowa
    2011 - USA

    The spending of recreational cyclists generates $364.8 million in direct and indirect impacts to the State of Iowa.  When it comes to health, bicycling saves the state $73.9 million in healthcare...

  10. Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities: an observational population study
    2008 - England

    Populations that are exposed to the greenest environments also have lowest levels of health inequality related to income deprivation. Physical environments that promote good health might be...

  11. A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of Health, Safety, and Greening Vacant Urban Space
    2011 - USA

    Greening vacant lots was “associated with consistent reductions in gun assaults” across the entire city. In some parts of the city, the greened lots were also associated with consistent reductions...

  12. 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...

  13. Effects of physical exercise on Autism Spectrum Disorders: A meta-analysis
    2011 - Netherlands

    Physical exercise improves the motor skills and social skills of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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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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