Active Living Resources
Research from the Benefits Hub
- Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey
2016 | Canada
- Personal and community benefits of parks and recreation are leading factors by which people in Saskatchewan measure and assess their happiness and quality of life.
- Leisure Exercise Reduces Heart Disease by 25% for Younger Women
2016 | USA
- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent.
- 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.
Visit our entire collection of research on the personal health and quality of life benefits of engaging in leisure and active Living
Resources from the National Recreation Database
- 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (5-17 years)
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology | 2016
The first evidence-based guidelines to address the whole day encourage children and youth to “Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit”.
- Active Living Resources for Persons with a Disability
Active Living Alliance for Persons with a Disability
An access point for accessibility resources from the National Recreation Database, ensuring recreation professionals can continue to access important information about creating accessible and inclusive recreation and sport opportunities for all Canadians.
- Active Living in the Workplace
Resources to help support physical activity in the workplace
Find more resources related to active living by searching the National Recreation Database