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3.01 Leisure activities build self-esteem and positive self-image – foundations to personal quality of life. (recreation, sport, arts and culture).

  1. Found: 1-12 of 101 entries
  2. [English] 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...

  3. [English] Greenspace and Quality of Life: A Critical Literature Review (Research Report)
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspace has positive effects on health and physical exercise which promotes wellbeing and recovery from stress disorders, promotes wellbeing of the individual thru social cohesion and the...

  4. [English] Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Regular involvement in sport and active recreation has a great impact on the cardiovascular systems of participants, the development and course of diabetes, and reduces the risks of colon cancer,...

  5. [English] Literature Review on Learning through Recreation (Discussion Paper No. F|15)
    2001 - Canada

    The presence of good parks, playgrounds and play spaces in a neighbourhood is strongly associated with increased rates of participation in supervised sports and the arts and has a positive...

  6. [English] Learning through Recreation (Data Analysis and Review)
    2001 - Canada

    Youth organized and structured recreational activity is an important element in their development, possible later civic competence and likelihood of participating in community life.

     

  7. [English] 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...

  8. [English] 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...

  9. [English] The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women
    2000 - Canada

    Exercise programs should be started early in life and maintained through adulthood, and women of all ages should be encouraged to increase their relative levels of participation in physical...

  10. [English] 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...

  11. [English] Women’s experiences of increasing subjective well-being in CFS/ME through leisure-based arts and cra
    2008 - Canada

    Art-making increased subjective well-being mainly through providing increased satisfaction in daily life, positive self-image, hope, and contact with the outside world.”

  12. [English] Art as therapy: an effective way of promoting positive mental health?
    2006 - Ireland

    The art as therapy course was credited with improvements in self-esteem and self-confidence. Participants described the programme as cathartic and a springboard for engagement in a wide range of...

  13. [English] A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

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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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