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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. A conceptual model of leisure and spiritual well-being
    2002 - Canada

    The proposed model of leisure and spiritual well-being suggests that leisure experiences, which involve an interplay of time, activity, motivation and setting, have the potential to provide...

  3. The Impact of the Built Environment on the Health of the Population: A Review of the Literature
    2007 - Canada

    "The Surgeon General concluded that “through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health and quality of life.”

  4. Culture and Economic Competitiveness: An Emerging Role for the Arts in Canada
    2002 - Canada

    In 2002, Canada West Foundation research reviewed and considered studies from around the world to identify the following benefits from arts and culture. Benefits reported are: 1. Improves mental...

  5. Physical Activity in Women: Effects of a Self-Regulation Intervention
    2008 - USA

    Participants in an information + self-regulation group were twice as physically active (i.e., nearly 1 hour more per week) as participants in the informationonly  group.

  6. Culture East Midlands: How Cultural Activity is Supporting Health and Well-Being in the East Midland
    2006 - England

    A cultural life – is essential to human health and well-being, since it is the basis of personal identity and social participation.  While some cultural activities, such as sport and dance, have...

  7. The Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services:  Perceptions and Characteris
    2009 - Canada

    In contrast to residents of urban centres, rural residents stated that a lack of variety in recreation activities was a constraint in participating in recreation activities. Rural residents...

  8. 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...

  9. Prospective study of physical activity and physical function in early old age
    2005 - USA

    Participation in a physically active lifestyle during mid-life appears to be critical to the maintenance of high physical function in those who are fit and well enough to work and do or do not...

  10. The Human Relation With Nature and Technological Nature
    2009 - USA

    By adapting gradually to the loss of actual nature and to the increase of technological nature, humans will lower the baseline across generations for what counts as a full measure of the human...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

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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