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2.01 Leisure activities and parks are essential to the holistic development of children and youth: - they gain physical fitness and enhance overall health/well-being - they learn motor skills (physical) through play and sport

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  2. Active Video Games: A Good Way to Exercise?
    2009 - Canada

    Several active video games provide significant levels of energy expenditure that can translate into positive health outcomes. They can also provide a high level of enjoyment, and this is...

  3. Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Ontario Perspective - Researc
    2009 - Canada

    People of means are better able to access recreation and aprks services, no matter who the provider. All recreation providers need to ensure that everyone shares in the benefits associated with...

  4. Research Update: Women and Recreation Opportunities Self- confidence building recreation opportuniti
    2007 - USA

    Women who were able to experience their bodies physically were able to feel empowered and more satisfied in their leisure experiences.

  5. Sustained Effect of Early Physical Activity on Body Fat Mass in Older Children
    2009 - USA

    Some effects of early-childhood MVPA on fatness appear to persist throughout childhood. Results indicate the potential importance of increasing MVPA in young children as a strategy to reduce later...

  6. The Play Strategy: Evidence Summary
    2008 - England

    Play is believed to provide the opportunity to develop a sense of wellbeing by allowing children to experience who they are or might be. Through play children can question, learn to speak for...

  7. Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Children’s Sleep: Study
    2009 - New Zealand

    Children who had been inactive during the day took longer to nod off. Every sedentary hour during daytime added 3.1 minutes to the time it took to fall asleep. These findings emphasise the...

  8. Why Music Moves Us
    2009 - USA

    Music stimulates the areas of the mind that evolved for more important functions and offers a novel system of communication rooted in emotions rather than meaning. Music has been shown to reduced...

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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