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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)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 83 entries
  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. 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...

  4. A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  5. A qualitative exploration of the wilderness experience as a source of spiritual inspiration
    1999 - USA

    Recreational experiences in a wilderness setting have the distinct potential to positively enrich the lives of those who take to the ‘wild’. The beneficial aspects of wilderness recreation include...

  6. A study of the sport and leisure activities participation among selected college and university stud
    2008 - China

    The study found several factors that influenced participation of students: the creation of a positive social environment, the presence of social education, publicity, age and psychological...

  7. 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...

  8. Arctic Winter Games:  A study of benefits of participation
    2000 - USA

    Sport participation (training and competition) is of great and lasting value in the lives of Northwest Territories youth. In addition to participation, study findings supported personal benefits...

  9. Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  10. Arts and culture in medicine and health: A survey research paper
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture have important contributions to make to at least seven of the twelve determinants of health defined by Health Canada. Research in the United Kingdom and the United States is...

  11. ARTS AND CULTURE IN NORTHERN IRELAND 2007: FINDINGS FROM THE GENERAL POPULATION SURVEY
    2007 - Ireland

    Active participation in the arts builds skills, confidence and self-esteem; benefits which are reflected at a community level through the use of arts in the regeneration of deprived areas. “.”...

  12. Arts, culture, and the social health of the nation
    2003 - USA

    Americans value the arts in their own lives and in the lives of their children. Yet participation levels have declined slightly since the last survey, both for adults and for children. Differences...

  13. Awaken Your Agency With Art
    2005 - USA

     The arts add excitement and joy to our lives, and arts-related experiences are said to create an understanding of and appreciation for the arts that will lead us to participate more as adults ."...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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