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5.01 Families and couples that share play and leisure are more likely to stay together

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  2. [Sep 28 2014] Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  3. [Nov 09 2011] 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,...

  4. [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...

  5. [Dec 22 2010] Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families in Ontario: The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of
    2007 - Canada

    A large body of scientific evidence substantiates the health, social and economic benefits of broad participation in recreation programs for low income families, such as:
    • Increased appropriate...

  6. [Dec 22 2010] A Miracle in the Outfield: The Benefits of Participation in Organized Baseball Leagues for Children
    2009 - USA

    Parents of children with disabilities believe participation in sport activities enhances motor and psychosocial skills and that participation has a positive impact on the entire family unit.

  7. [Dec 22 2010] Moms Who Kick
    2006 - USA

    "Playing the same sport your child does, women agree, helps you better understand your kid’s challenges. “ “These women believe they are showing their kids a positive role model and sending the...

  8. [Dec 22 2010] The effects of wilderness settings on organized groups: A state-of-knowledge paper
    2000 - USA

    ” ... wilderness seems to intensify and focus personal efforts, which produces a positive impact on group development and increases the social integration ......helping participants come together...

  9. [Dec 22 2010] IMPACT EVALUATION OF MUSEUMS, ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES: AVAILABLE EVIDENCE PROJECT
    2002 - England

    "The most compelling evidence of impact of museums, archives and libraries was found to be in the areas of personal development, such as:
    • Acquisition of skills;
    • Trying new experiences;
    •...

  10. [Dec 22 2010] Reggae to Rachmaninoff: How and why people participate in arts and culture
    2002 - USA

    Five factors merit the attention of arts and cultural leaders because they suggest new participation building strategies:

    1. Social and family connections lead to engagement in arts and culture...

  11. [Dec 22 2010] “You don’t want to hurt his feelings”: Family leisure among grandparents and adult grandchildren
    2008 - Canada

    Leisure has a positive influence on family relationships by enhancing communication and cohesion among family members and is a crucial lens for the study of intergenerational relations.

  12. [Dec 22 2010] Strengthening Canada: The Socio-economic benefits of sport participation in Canada
    2005 - Canada

    Survey respondents rated seven major types of benefits of sport: physical fitness and health gains; fun, recreation and relaxation; sense of achievement; opportunities for family or household...

  13. [Dec 22 2010] Sport and recreation: It’s more than you think
    2005 - Australia

    The study found 20 ways that sport and recreation benefits people. The overwhelming responsefrom participants in the survey was that sport and recreation delivered substantial benefits for...

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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