Recreation and Health: Partners for Wellbeing

Trevor Hancock

There has been a growing recognition in recent years of the numerous health benefits of recreation. Recreation is of value as a preventive and rehabilitative tool for health professionals, and recreation services could expand their impact if those benefits were better understood and their services were better used. This would be of mutual benefit to both public health professionals and recreation professionals, and ultimately will result in improved health and wellbeing for the population. Dr. Hancock explores the many ways in which physical, mental and social wellbeing can be improved through the utilization of the full range of recreation services.

Presentation from the 2013 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

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