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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 122 entries
  2. [Oct 19 2015] Organized Sports and Quality of Life in People With Neurologic Disabilities
    2015 - Sweden

    Adults with a spinal cord injury who engaged in organized sports reported decreased depression and anxiety, increased life satisfaction, and increased opportunity for gainful employment compared...

  3. [Jul 21 2015] Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  4. [Mar 28 2015] Impact of Sports and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in Disabled Veterans
    2015 - USA

    Participation in adaptive sports, exercise, and recreation has a positive influence on self-esteem and quality-of-life in individuals with disabilities.

  5. [Nov 14 2014] The Psychosocial Benefits of Participation in Sport for Children and Youth
    2013 - Australia

    Team sport is associated with improved health outcomes compared to individual physical activities, due to the social nature of the participation.

  6. [Oct 21 2014] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  7. [May 31 2014] Health Benefits of Non-Motorized Outdoor Recreation
    2014 - Canada

    There is strong evidence indicating that outdoor recreation as well as simply being present in a natural setting improve physical health.

  8. [May 21 2014] Validating a customer well-being index related to natural wildlife tourism
    2014 - USA

    The positive influence on travel outcomes (length of stay, number of visits, and total expenses) as it applies to natural wildlife tourism validates the related customer well-being (CWB) index.

  9. [Dec 09 2013] The Psychosocial Benefits of Participation in Sport for Adults
    2013 - Australia

    Club-based and team-based sport participation, when compared to other individual forms of PA, is associated with better psychological and social health outcomes. It is generally concluded that it...

  10. [Aug 19 2013] Healthy Attendance: The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfa
    2013 - Scotland

    People who participate in culture and sport or attend cultural places or events are more likely to report that their health is good and they are satisfied with their life than those who do not...

  11. [Jul 26 2013] Exploring the Benefits of Outdoor Experiences on Veterans
    2013 - USA

    Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being.

  12. [May 08 2013] The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada
    2013 - Canada

    A broad range of public benefits are associated with performing arts presentation, including better health and well-being, greater energy and vitality in communities, and a more caring and cohesive...

  13. [Sep 04 2012] A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for ol
    2011 - England
    • Measures of health were consistently higher among the singing group following the singing programme than among the non-singing group
    • Three months after the singing groups stopped the...

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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