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4.01 Leisure activities reduce self-destructive behaviour in youth by serving as an antidote to smoking, substance abuse, suicide, and depression. (recreation, sports, arts, culture)

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  2. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  3. Exercise and Teen Smoking
    2013 - USA

    Increasing physical activity can help teens reduce or quit smoking.

  4. Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools
    2011 - USA

    Low income youth engaged in arts programs are more likely to stay in school, earn higher grades, graduate high school and enroll in college. The benefits of involvement in the arts increase over...

  5. The Acute Effects of Physical Activity on Cigarette Cravings
    2012 - USA

    There is strong evidence that physical activity acutely reduces cigarette craving.

  6. Physical Activity, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport: Essential Pieces of the Mental Health and Well-be
    2011 - Canada

    Leisure activities and contexts provide a myriad of opportunities for taking better care of one’s self, coping with and managing challenging life circumstances, affirming one’s value,...

  7. A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  8. Longitudinal gains in self-regulation from regular physical exercise
    2006 - England

    The uptake and maintenance of an exercise programme over a 2-month period produced significant improvements in a wide range of regulatory behaviours - including  emotional distress, smoking,...

  9. UK National Ecosystem Assessment
    2011 - England

    The benefits derived from the natural world and its constituent ecosystems are critically important to human well-being and economic prosperity, but are consistently undervalued in economic...

  10. 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...

  11. Exercise and Substance Use Among American Youth, 1991–2009
    2011 - USA

    Higher levels of exercise were associated with lower levels of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use. Exercise and athletic team participation worked synergistically in lowering cigarette and...

  12. The Scientific Evidence Relating to the Impact of Recreation on Youth Development
    2010 - USA

    "Park and recreation department out of school time programs can make significant contributions in nine areas . They can:
    1 . contribute to reducing juvenile delinquency
    2 . contribute to...

  13. Using Recreation to Curb Extremism. Sports and recreation have been proven to be effective means of
    2007 - USA

    Recreational sport programs help youth establish peaceful and productive relations with their neighbors,  and can be one of the most dynamic groups in society because sports, being played globally,...

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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