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  2. [Asia] The effects of a chair-based pilates intervention on postural balance in young-old adults
    2008 - Asia

    The chair -based Pilates program provides partial benefits on balance improvement. Further studies are needed to modify duration, time and intensity and examine the multiple outcomes through...

  3. [Asia] The association between green space and mental health varies across the lifecourse
    2014 - Asia

    Green space is associated with better mental health in men, particularly in early to mid-adulthood, and in older women.

  4. [Asia] Physical Activity and All-cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality among Older Adults
    2015 - Asia

    Physical activity has an inverse association with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among older adults. 

  5. [Asia] Physical Activity and Reduced Risk of Depression
    2012 - Asia

    Physical activity reduces the risk of depression.

  6. [Asia] Children’s Developmental Needs: A Review of Connection to Nature
    2015 - Asia

    Play and experience in the nature contributes to children’s cognitive, physical and social development, restores positive emotion, develops sense of place, empathy and care for nature, and...

  7. [Asia] Children’s Sense of Attachment to the Residential Common Open Space
    2015 - Asia

    The presence of natural features and facilities has more effect on developing children's sense of place attachment than architectural design of surrounding building such as material and colour of...

  8. [Australia] Arthritis and water exercise
    2009 - Australia

    The health benefits of exercising in water include: Increased muscle strength, enhanced sense of wellbeing, mood and sleep quality, decreased fear of general exercise, Improved oxygen intake,...

  9. [Australia] Associations between characteristics of neighbourhood open space and older people’s walking
    2008 - Australia

    The quality of, and access to, open, green spaces in a neighbourhood were associated with longer walking time for the study participants. These findings suggest the possibility that improvements in...

  10. [Australia] Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  11. [Australia] The efficacy of small-scale conservation efforts, as assessed on Australian golf courses
    2007 - Australia

    Small-scale landscape design and management actions that increase the size and structural complexity of vegetation on urban parks, gardens and golf courses can significantly enhance their capacity...

  12. [Australia] Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism? Australian Landcare Programs as a Destination Marketing Tool
    2002 - Australia

    Understanding the mechanics of the tourism industry by many rural enterprises is ineffectual, resulting in lost opportunities.

  13. [Australia] 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...

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