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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. [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] 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...

  5. [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.


  6. [English] Does the outdoor environment matter for psychological restoration gained through running?
    2003 - Canada

    Runners preferred the park over the urban environment and perceived it as more psychologically restorative. Running produced changes such as a significant decline in anxiety/depression and anger...

  7. [English] Increasing the utility of urban environmental quality information
    2003 - Australia

    Environmental Quality Specialists have an important role in providing tools that can measure and compare, both in sum total, and distributively across different groups, the environmental quality...

  8. [English] Public parks and physical activity among adolescent girls
    2006 - USA

    Adolescent girls who live near more parks, particularly near those with amenities that are conducive to walking and with active features, engage in more nonschool metabolic equivalent–weighted...

  9. [English] The natural environment as a playground for children: Landscape description and analyses of a natura
    2000 - Norway

    There is a positive relation between play activities and the diversity in vegetation types. Through all-round playing and exploring the natural playscape, the children’s motor skills were improved....

  10. [English] Environmental and social correlates of physical activity in neighborhood parks: An observational stu
    2007 - USA

    Physical inactivity is associated with numerous negative health outcomes. Public neighborhood parks represent viable community spaces for promoting population-wide increases in physical activity.

  11. [English] Inequality in the built environment underlies key health disparities in physical activity and obesit
    2005 - USA

    In 2006, Pediatrics reported on a study that shows that : ”  ...availability alone is associated with a significant increase in bouts of PA and decreased overweight. These findings suggest that a...

  12. [English] 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...

  13. [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...

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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