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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...
  5. 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...

  6. A study of the sport and leisure activities participation among selected college and university stud
    2008 - China

    The study found several factors that influenced participation of students: the creation of a positive social environment, the presence of social education, publicity, age and psychological...

  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. Active Video Games: A Good Way to Exercise?
    2009 - Canada

    Several active video games provide significant levels of energy expenditure that can translate into positive health outcomes. They can also provide a high level of enjoyment, and this is...

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

    Physical exercise in old age buffers against aging dissatisfaction.

  10. Arctic Winter Games:  A study of benefits of participation
    2000 - USA

    Sport participation (training and competition) is of great and lasting value in the lives of Northwest Territories youth. In addition to participation, study findings supported personal benefits...

  11. Artists in Large Canadian Cities
    2006 - Canada

    The 92,000 artists in the 92 large Canadian cities represent 70% of the 130,700 artists in Canada. Artists comprise 1.0% of the combined labour force of these 92 cities. A strong artistic community...

  12. ARTS AND CULTURE IN NORTHERN IRELAND 2007: FINDINGS FROM THE GENERAL POPULATION SURVEY
    2007 - Ireland

    Active participation in the arts builds skills, confidence and self-esteem; benefits which are reflected at a community level through the use of arts in the regeneration of deprived areas. “.”...

  13. ARTS AND HERITAGE PARTICIPATION SURVEY
    2000 - Canada

    Canadians agree that it is important to teach children about their history and cultural heritage; that children who are exposed to the arts will be more likely to participate in and attend arts...

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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