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4.03 Leisure activities can reduce isolation, loneliness, and alienation. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

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  2. [Apr 05 2016] Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  3. [Jan 22 2016] Walking to Wellbeing
    2016 - Ireland

    Middle-aged and older adults walking 150 minutes per week are more socially active and have better mental health and overall wellbeing. 

  4. [Jan 19 2016] Older People and Arts and Culture
    2016 - England

    Older people say that arts and culture make them feel happy and healthy, help them meet other people and improve their overall quality of life. 

  5. [May 07 2014] The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  6. [Mar 28 2014] The value of arts and culture to people and society: An evidence review
    2014 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides economic, social, health and wellbeing, and education benefits to society.

  7. [Jun 02 2011] 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...

  8. [Apr 15 2011] Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  9. [Dec 22 2010] The gift of sport.
    2002 - USA

    The athletes at the paralympics, were on the whole supremely confident and fulfilled. That came directly from the sport they play, and it is unlikely that, for most of them, it could have been...

  10. [Dec 22 2010] Community views of ecotourism
    2008 - England

    Ecotourism’s real connection to conservation comes through participation in ownership and management of ecotourism ventures by the community, rather than through economic benefits alone.

  11. [Dec 22 2010] 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,...

  12. [Dec 22 2010] ‘The only place to go and be in the city’: Women talk about exercise, being outdoors, and the meanin
    2006 - USA

    Women interviewed often found the park to be a socially intimate place and their activities there to be enriched by the presence of others, because the park was a place for bringing family, meeting...

  13. [Dec 22 2010] Community Gardens in Upstate New York: Implications for Health Promotion and Community Development
    2000 - USA

    Community gardens provide participants with access to fresh foods and nature, and health benefits. They also help improve individual psychological well being and social relations. 

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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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