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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. [2017] Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood
    2017 - Canada

    Canadian researchers found that teenagers who are less active have weaker bones.  

  3. [2016] Neighbourhood Environments, Children’s Physical Activity, and Sedentary time
    2016 - Australia

    Mixed land use and many playgrounds and sport venues was associated with less television viewing on weekends.  

  4. [2016] Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Academic Achievement in Children
    2016 - Finland

    Lower levels of physical activity and higher levels of sedentary time and particularly their combination were related to poorer reading skills in boys.

  5. [2016] Are Canadian kids too tired to move?
    2016 - Canada

    The report urges Canadians to create policies, strategies, and facilities and re-establish year-round outdoor play, transportation, recreation and sport as norms.

  6. [2016] Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
    2016 - Canada

    The guidelines provide evidence-informed recommendations for a healthy day (24 h), comprising a combination of sleep, sedentary behaviours, light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity physical...

  7. [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.

  8. [2016] Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

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

  9. [2015] The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Development of a Model of Children’s Capacity for Heal
    2015 - Canada

    The revised CAPL model (overlapping domains of physical competence, motivation, and knowledge, encompassed by dailybehavior) is appropriate for monitoring the physical literacy of children aged 8...

  10. [2015] The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: methods for children in grades 4 to 6
    2015 - Canada

    CAPL offers a comprehensive assessment of engagement in physical activity, physical competence, motivation and confidence, and knowledge and understanding as components of childhood (grades 4 to 6,...

  11. [2015] Neighborhood Physical Environment and Early Child Health and Development
    2015 - Australia

    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.

  12. [2015] Active Mothers, Active Daughters
    2015 - Australia

    A number of maternal behaviors, social–cognitive and parenting correlates were found to be significantly associated with daughters’ physical activity. 

  13. [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...

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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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