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3.02 Leisure activities and parks enhance personal life satisfaction. (recreation, fitness, sport, arts, culture, parks, and greenspace)

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  2. Singing and Health: A Systematic Mapping and Review of Non-Clinical Research
    2008 - England

    Group singing can be a powerful and moving experience and could contribute to quality of life, wellbeing and even health.

  3. Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study
    2012 - USA

    Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not, including sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income....

  4. Sports participation and happiness: Evidence from US microdata
    2012 - USA

    Individuals with greater access to sports facilities report higher life satisfaction.

  5. Creative State Michigan
    2012 - USA

    Nearly half a billion dollars was contributed in direct expenditures to Michigan’s economy in 2009. For every $1 Michigan invests in arts and culture, $51 is pumped back into the state's economy....

  6. Well Into Older Age - Age & Opportunity and the Evidence
    2010 - Ireland
    • Promoting increased physical activity among older people leads to physical and psychological health benefits, and this can lead to substantial savings in health and long-term care costs;
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  7. The role of grassroots arts activities in communities: a scoping study
    2011 - England

    Grass roots arts activities promote personal and community development, and have a positive educational impact on the majority of students.

  8. Aging and Emotional Benefits of Physical Activity: an Exercise Intervention in Older Women
    2011 - Germany

    Physical exercise in old age buffers against aging dissatisfaction.

  9. The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example
    2011 - Australia

    Opportunity cost savings and health benefits conservatively estimated from a reduction in population-level physical inactivity may be substantial. The largest savings will benefit individuals in...

  10. ARTS WITH OFFENDERS A literature synthesis
    2011 - England

    Arts and arts therapies are associated with improvements in arousal levels, emotional literacy and quality of life.

  11. BRIDGING THE GAP IN SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE ARTS; Summary Report
    2011 - Australia

    Schools participating in The Song Room (TSR) programs (free, tailored, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities to enhance their educational...

  12. The Arts and the Quality of Life: The attitudes of Ontarians
    2010 - Canada

    A large majority of Ontarians think the arts are important to their own quality of life and to the community, and the view that the arts are "very important" has grown since 1994. A large majority...

  13. Lifestyle and Mental Health
    2011 - USA

    Lifestyle changes — such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others — can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses.

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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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