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2.02 Leisure activities provide opportunities for adults to develop their full and holistic potential (physical, social, creative, intellectual, and spiritual). (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

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  2. Why older Australians participate in exercise and sport
    2004 - Australia

    Older Australians most commonly participate in walking, golf, lawn bowls, tennis, and swimming to keep healthy, for enjoyment, to improve fitness, and to maintain joint mobility.

  3. Tai chi chuan program for older adults
    2008 - USA

    The basic posture of TCC includes movements that are the main points in maintaining activities of daily living: skills such as working, cooking, and bathing. Psychologically, TCC has beneficial...

  4. Physical Activity and Senior Games Participation: Benefits, Constraints, and Behaviors
    2009 - USA

    Older adults who were most active perceived the most benefits from senior games but did not necessarily have the fewest constraints. This study of NCSG as an organization designed to promote...

  5. Do physical neighborhood characteristics matter in predicting traffic stress and health outcomes? Tr
    2007 - USA

    The relationship between perceived traffic stress on health was stronger for individuals who lived in areas with a greater burden of vehicles and also for those who lived with a major street or...

  6. Cultures of Care: A Study of Arts Programs in U.S. Hospitals
    2003 - USA

     Engaging medical staff in arts programs (music, crafts, gardens) in hospitals is a popular way to rest the part of of the brain that focuses on problem solving.  When they return to the task at...

  7. A controlled trial of the health benefits of regular walking on a golf course
    2000 - USA

    Regular walking had many positive effects on the health and fitness of sedentary middle-aged men. Walking during a golf game is characterized by high adherence and low risk of injury and is thus a...

  8. Self-concept, attitude and satisfaction. Benefits of outdoor adventure activities: the case for recr
    1995 - Canada

    Following participation in a kayak program, the group mean score increased to reflect enhanced feelings of self-worth, confidence, physical appearance, feelings of adequacy, and a sense of improved...

  9. Wilderness: A place for ethical inquiry
    2000 - USA

    Wilderness affords a timelessness and permanence that can be a model for students. They typically come away from the wilderness trip with a new or at least renewed sense of their own capability and...

  10. Programming Home-based Activities for People with Dementia: Benefits and Constraints
    1998 - USA

    One of the major benefits of this program was the flexible abilities and schedules of the home-care recreationists. They did not set the agenda and activity programs, but instead allowed the...

  11. Water Works Wonders: Aquatic therapy has great potential for improving ailments and promoting genera
    2006 - USA

    A major advantage of aquatic therapy is that it may enhance functional ability that encompasses all areas of life and helps to develop a life-long leisure activity that can be enjoyed with other...

  12. The effects of wilderness settings on organized groups: A state-of-knowledge paper
    2000 - USA

    ” ... wilderness seems to intensify and focus personal efforts, which produces a positive impact on group development and increases the social integration ......helping participants come together...

  13. The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

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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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