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  2. Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes
    2016 - England

    Higher levels of leisure time  physical activity were associated with substantially lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in the general population.

  3. Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

  4. Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning in People With Schizophrenia
    2016 - England

    This meta-analysis provides evidence that exercise can improve cognitive functioning among people with schizophrenia, particularly from interventions using higher dosages of exercise.

  5. Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  6. Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

    Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course. 

  7. Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - England

    This study confirms that exercise-based cardiac reabilitation reduces cardiovascular mortality and provides data showing reductions in hospital admissions and improvements in quality of life. 

  8. Cycling and Walking are Healthy Even in Polluted Cities
    2016 - England

    Physical activity benefits of active travel outweighed the harm caused by air pollution in all but the most extreme air pollution concentrations.

  9. Active Commuting and Obesity in Mid-life
    2016 - England

    Walking, cycling or taking public transit to work help middle-aged adults lose body fat and weight, new research suggests, with bicycle commuting offering the greatest benefits compared to using a...

  10. 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. 

  11. Seeing Community for the Trees
    2015 - England

    Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion. 

  12. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  13. 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...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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