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  2. Humour as Therapeutic Play: Stress-Moderating Effects of Sense of Humour
    1996 - Canada

    A healthy and playful sense of humour may serve to protect people from the aversive effects of life stress. In particular, studies have found stress-moderating effects of sense of humour on both...

  3. Parks and Other Green Environments: Essential Components of a Healthy Human Habitat
    2010 - USA

    Green views and green environments contribute to better cognitive functioning; more effective patterns of life functioning; more self-discipline; greater mental health overall; and greater...

  4. Walking the Walk. How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S. Cities.
    2009 - USA

    Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.

  5. Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  6. Effects of Outdoor Education Programs for Children in California
    2005 - USA

    Outdoor education has numerous benefits for children: Better aptitude for science: students who attended the outdoor education program significantly raised their math and science scores. Increased...

  7. Research Update: Women and Recreation Opportunities Self- confidence building recreation opportuniti
    2007 - USA

    Women who were able to experience their bodies physically were able to feel empowered and more satisfied in their leisure experiences.

  8. Lifestyle Factors of a Five-Year Community-Intervention Program: The Hartslag Limburg Intervention
    2009 - USA

    The community intervention Hartslag Limburg succeeded in preventing age- and time-related unfavorable changes in energy intake, fat consumption, walking, and bicycling, particularly among women and...

  9. Physical Activity and Public Health. Updated Recommendation for Adults From the American College of
    2007 - USA

    Frequent physical activity is an important behavior for individual and population health. Because of the dose response relation between physical activity and health, persons who wish to further...

  10. Childhood obesity and proximity to urban parks and recreational resources: A longitudinal cohort stu
    2011 - USA

    Children with better access to park and recreational resources are less likely to experience significant increases in attained BMI.

  11. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  12. Sustained Effect of Early Physical Activity on Body Fat Mass in Older Children
    2009 - USA

    Some effects of early-childhood MVPA on fatness appear to persist throughout childhood. Results indicate the potential importance of increasing MVPA in young children as a strategy to reduce later...

  13. The Play Strategy: Evidence Summary
    2008 - England

    Play is believed to provide the opportunity to develop a sense of wellbeing by allowing children to experience who they are or might be. Through play children can question, learn to speak for...

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