‘Nature makes people happy, that’s what it sort of means:’ children’s definitions and perceptions of nature in rural Northwestern Ontario

Time spent in nature benefits children’s mental, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive health and development. Yet, children are spending less and less time in natural environments. There is still a lot we don’t know about children’s perspectives of their connections with nature and what nature means to them. This study used focus groups with rural […]

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Promotion of Physical Activity in Rural, Remote, and Northern Settings: A Canadian Call to Action.

Studies of the impact of regular physical activity have been extensive in the past. However, the promotion of these activities has been directed towards urban regions. This study investigated the accessibility and practice of physical activity in non-urban—rural, remote, and northern—settings. A “synopses of syntheses” was used to assess the state of public health by […]

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