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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. 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.

  3. Sports for Children With ADHD. Recreation can enhance the lives of children with ADHD
    2006 - USA

    Some of the benefits of sport participation for children with ADHD include a decrease in risky behaviors and increased integration into social settings, help to increase peer relations, which are...

  4. Tracking restoration in natural and urban field settings
    2003 - USA

    Walking in a nature reserve fostered blood pressure change that indicated greater stress reduction than afforded by walking in urban surroundings. Positive affect increased and anger decreased in...

  5. 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.

  6. Perceptions of the environment, physical activity, and obesity
    2006 - USA

    Living in a convenient environment in which shops are in walking distance -  stimulates people to walk and access to leisure facilities stimulates engagement in sports and reduces the risk of...

  7. Active for Life: Final Results from the Translation of Two Physical Activity Programs
    2008 - USA

    Active Choices and ALED were successfully translated across a range of real-world settings. Study samples were substantially larger, more ethnically and economically diverse, and more...

  8. Follow the Trail Toward Improved Health
    2004 - USA

    70-90 percent of the trail users reported that they were exercising solely because of the presence of the trail nearby. According to Active Living Research, 43 percent of people with safe places to...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Her life depends on it:  Sport, physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls
    2004 - USA

    Sport and physical activity provide conditions that help to assure girls’ health and well-being, including  reducing the risk of breast cancer, smoking, drug use, depression, suicide and sexual...

  12. 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...

  13. Can Sports Promote Competence? Coaches, parents and administrators need to foster emotional growth f
    2005 - USA

    The impact of a coach’s spoken or unspoken word can be far-reaching. Coaches who provide positively framed feedback to their athletes assist in increasing intrinsic motivation , perceived...

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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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